We present and solve a rich vehicle routing problem based on a practical distribution problem faced by a third-party logistics provider, whose aim is to deliver pharmaceutical products to healthcare facilities in Tuscany. The problem is characterized by having multiple depots, a heterogeneous fleet of vehicles, flexible time windows, periodic demands, incompatibilities between vehicles and customers, a maximum duration for the routes, and a maximum number of customers per route. A multi-start iterated local search algorithm making use of several neighborhoods is proposed to solve the problem. The algorithm has been tested on a large number of instances and obtained good results, both on the real case study and on a number of artificially generated instances.

Rich vehicle routing with auxiliary depots and anticipated deliveries: An application to pharmaceutical distribution / Kramer, R.; Cordeau, J. -F.; Iori, M.. - In: TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PART E-LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORTATION REVIEW. - ISSN 1366-5545. - 129:129(2019), pp. 162-174. [10.1016/j.tre.2019.07.012]

Rich vehicle routing with auxiliary depots and anticipated deliveries: An application to pharmaceutical distribution

Kramer R.;Iori M.
2019

Abstract

We present and solve a rich vehicle routing problem based on a practical distribution problem faced by a third-party logistics provider, whose aim is to deliver pharmaceutical products to healthcare facilities in Tuscany. The problem is characterized by having multiple depots, a heterogeneous fleet of vehicles, flexible time windows, periodic demands, incompatibilities between vehicles and customers, a maximum duration for the routes, and a maximum number of customers per route. A multi-start iterated local search algorithm making use of several neighborhoods is proposed to solve the problem. The algorithm has been tested on a large number of instances and obtained good results, both on the real case study and on a number of artificially generated instances.
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Rich vehicle routing with auxiliary depots and anticipated deliveries: An application to pharmaceutical distribution / Kramer, R.; Cordeau, J. -F.; Iori, M.. - In: TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PART E-LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORTATION REVIEW. - ISSN 1366-5545. - 129:129(2019), pp. 162-174. [10.1016/j.tre.2019.07.012]
Kramer, R.; Cordeau, J. -F.; Iori, M.
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