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Vehicle Routing Problem


The Vehicle Routing Problem (VRP) dates back to the end of the fifties of the last century when Dantzig and Ramser set the mathematical programming formulation and algorithmic approach to solve the problem of delivering gasoline to service stations. Since then the interest in VRP evolved from a small group of mathematicians to a broad range of researchers and practitioners from different disciplines who are involved in this field today. Nine chapters of this book present recent improvements, innovative ideas and concepts regarding the vehicle routing problem. It will be of interest to students, researchers and practitioners with knowledge of the main methods for the solution of the combinatorial optimization problems.

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Vehicle Routing ProblemEdited by Tonči Carić

Published: September 1st 2008

DOI: 10.5772/64

ISBN: 978-953-7619-09-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6401-2

Copyright year: 2008

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23427 Total Chapter Downloads

55 Crossref Citations

65 Web of Science Citations

88 Dimensions Citations


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1. Scatter Search for Vehicle Routing Problem with Time Windows and Split Deliveries

By Patrícia Belfiore, Hugo Tsugunobu and Yoshida Yoshizaki


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2. A Modelling and Optimization Framework for Real-World Vehicle Routing Problems

By Tonči Carić, Ante Galić, Juraj Fosin, Hrvoje Gold and Andreas Reinholz


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3. An Effective Search Framework Combining Meta-Heuristics to Solve the Vehicle Routing Problems with Time Windows

By Vincent Tam and K.T. Ma


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4. A Hybrid Ant Colony System Approach for the Capacitated Vehicle Routing Problem and the Capacitated Vehicle Routing Problem with Time Windows

By Amir Hajjam El Hassani, Lyamine Bouhafs and Abder Koukam


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5. Dynamic Vehicle Routing for Relief Logistics in Natural Disasters

By Che-Fu Hsueh, Huey-Kuo Chen and Huey-Wen Chou


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6. Cumulative Vehicle Routing Problems

By İmdat Kara, Bahar Yetiş Kara and M. Kadri Yetiş


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7. Enhancing Solution Similarity in Multi-Objective Vehicle Routing Problems with Different Demand Periods

By Tadahiko Murata and Ryota Itai


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8. A Multiobjectivization Approach for Vehicle Routing Problems

By Shinya Watanabe and Kazutoshi Sakakibara


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9. Resources Requirement and Routing in Courier Service

By C.K.Y. Lin


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