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Two heuristic solution concepts for the vehicle selection problem in line haul transports

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  • Zäpfel, Günther
  • Bögl, Michael

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In this article we will develop a mathematical model for a cost-efficient selection of vehicles with varying capacities for line haul transports with leasing options. For this integer optimization problem, which is a variant of the generalized assignment problem known as NP-hard, we will compare two heuristic solution concepts and try to answer the question in which cases a user should choose an exact or approximate solution concept depending on different data instances of the problem.

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  • Zäpfel, Günther & Bögl, Michael, 2012. "Two heuristic solution concepts for the vehicle selection problem in line haul transports," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 217(2), pages 448-458.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ejores:v:217:y:2012:i:2:p:448-458 DOI: 10.1016/j.ejor.2011.09.010
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