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A branch-and-price algorithm for the Vehicle Routing Problem with Deliveries, Selective Pickups and Time Windows


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  • Gutiérrez-Jarpa, Gabriel
  • Desaulniers, Guy
  • Laporte, Gilbert
  • Marianov, Vladimir
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    In the Vehicle Routing Problem with Deliveries, Selective Pickups and Time Windows, the set of customers is the union of delivery customers and pickup customers. A fleet of identical capacitated vehicles based at the depot must perform all deliveries and profitable pickups while respecting time windows. The objective is to minimize routing costs, minus the revenue associated with the pickups. Five variants of the problem are considered according to the order imposed on deliveries and pickups. An exact branch-and-price algorithm is developed for the problem. Computational results are reported for instances containing up to 100 customers.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal European Journal of Operational Research.

    Volume (Year): 206 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 2 (October)
    Pages: 341-349

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:ejores:v:206:y:2010:i:2:p:341-349

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    Keywords: Transportation Vehicle routing Deliveries and selective pickups Time windows Branch-and-price Shortest paths with resources;


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    Cited by:
    1. Luo, Zhixing & Qin, Hu & Lim, Andrew, 2014. "Branch-and-price-and-cut for the multiple traveling repairman problem with distance constraints," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 234(1), pages 49-60.
    2. Ting, Chuan-Kang & Liao, Xin-Lan, 2013. "The selective pickup and delivery problem: Formulation and a memetic algorithm," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 141(1), pages 199-211.
    3. Germs, Remco & Van Foreest, Nicky D., 2011. "Admission policies for the customized stochastic lot scheduling problem with strict due-dates," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 213(2), pages 375-383, September.


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