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Title: Vehicle routing problems with loading constraints: state-of-the-art and future directions
Authors: POLLARIS, Hanne
Limbourg, S.
Issue Date: 2015
Citation: OR SPECTRUM, 37 (2), p. 297-330
Abstract: Distributors are faced with loading constraints in their route planning, e.g.,multi-dimensional packing constraints, unloading sequence constraints, stability constraints and axle weight limits. Ignoring these constraints impairs planning and induces last-minute changes resulting in additional costs. Developing vehicle routing models incorporating loading constraints is critical to more efficient route planning. The last couple of years has seen a huge increase of contributions to this field of research with almost 60% of these being published after 2009. Our contribution is twofold. First, we overview the recent developments in the literature on all vehicle types in which loading constraints play a key role (trucks, airplanes, ships, and automated guided vehicles), using a state-of-the-art classification scheme to identify the loading constraints considered in each article. Second, we identify research gaps and opportunities for future research.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/18396
DOI: 10.1007/s00291-014-0386-3
ISI #: 000350556500001
ISSN: 0171-6468
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2016
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