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|Title: ||Pickup and delivery selection: problem formulation and extension to problem variants|
|Authors: ||Ramaekers, Katrien|
Janssens, Gerrit K.
|Issue Date: ||2015|
|Citation: ||Information Technology and Management Science, 2015(18), p. 84-90|
|Abstract: ||Operational planning decisions of a carrier consist of accepting transport requests and constructing vehicle routes. However, a carrier has only a limited capacity within his own vehicle fleet and can only serve a selection of clients. Transport requests are accepted only if they contribute to a higher total profit. This practical aspect is modelled with the Pickup and Delivery with selection of customers. A mixed-integer programming formulation is given. It is indicated how the problem is solved by means of a meta-heuristic, more specifically a tabu-embedded simulated annealing algorithm. A number of alternative settings may appear in practice. They are discussed in this article.|
|Type: ||Journal Contribution|
|Validation: ||vabb, 2018|
|Appears in Collections: ||Research publications|
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