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Lower and upper bounds for location-arc routing problems with vehicle capacity constraints

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  • Hashemi Doulabi, Seyed Hossein
  • Seifi, Abbas
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    This paper addresses multi-depot location arc routing problems with vehicle capacity constraints. Two mixed integer programming models are presented for single and multi-depot problems. Relaxing these formulations leads to other integer programming models whose solutions provide good lower bounds for the total cost. A powerful insertion heuristic has been developed for solving the underlying capacitated arc routing problem. This heuristic is used together with a novel location–allocation heuristic to solve the problem within a simulated annealing framework. Extensive computational results demonstrate that the proposed algorithm can find high quality solutions. We also show that the potential cost saving resulting from adding location decisions to the capacitated arc routing problem is significant.

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

    Volume (Year): 224 (2013)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 189-208

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:ejores:v:224:y:2013:i:1:p:189-208

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    Keywords: Location-arc routing; Arc routing; Integrated logistics; Mixed integer programming; Heuristics;

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    1. Prodhon, Caroline & Prins, Christian, 2014. "A survey of recent research on location-routing problems," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 238(1), pages 1-17.
    2. Zare Mehrjerdi, Yahia & Nadizadeh, Ali, 2013. "Using greedy clustering method to solve capacitated location-routing problem with fuzzy demands," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 229(1), pages 75-84.

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