EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Heuristics for routes generation in pickup and delivery problem

Jan Pelikán () and Jan Fábry ()

Central European Journal of Operations Research, 2012, vol. 20, issue 3, 463-472

Abstract: In shipping services, the goal is to propose cyclical routes which ensure transport of required goods among the main centers of the regions. It is classified as a pickup and delivery problem with split demand and reloading. The objective is to minimize total shipping costs, or the total length of all cyclical routes. The optimum solution gives a number of vehicles going on arcs of the communication network and the amount of goods being transported on the arcs. Consequently, cyclical routes and depots are proposed for all vehicles. First, the multi-graph, in which each directed arc corresponds to exactly one vehicle, is generated. The multi-graph satisfies the condition that the number of arcs entering each node equals the number of arcs exiting the node. The heuristic method of loading goods onto a vehicle in the pickup node and to transport it to the delivery node without reloading onto another vehicle is proposed. The method is verified in the case study carried out on the DHL company. Copyright Springer-Verlag 2012

Keywords: Pickup and delivery problem; Integer programming; Heuristic method (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (1) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://hdl.handle.net/10.1007/s10100-012-0239-6 (text/html)
Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:spr:cejnor:v:20:y:2012:i:3:p:463-472

Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
http://www.springer. ... search/journal/10100

DOI: 10.1007/s10100-012-0239-6

Access Statistics for this article

Central European Journal of Operations Research is currently edited by Ulrike Leopold-Wildburger

More articles in Central European Journal of Operations Research from Springer, Slovak Society for Operations Research, Hungarian Operational Research Society, Czech Society for Operations Research, Österr. Gesellschaft für Operations Research (ÖGOR), Slovenian Society Informatika - Section for Operational Research, Croatian Operational Research Society
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Sonal Shukla ().

 
Page updated 2020-04-23
Handle: RePEc:spr:cejnor:v:20:y:2012:i:3:p:463-472