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An effective genetic algorithm for the fleet size and mix vehicle routing problems

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  • Liu, Shuguang
  • Huang, Weilai
  • Ma, Huiming

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This paper studies the fleet size and mix vehicle routing problem (FSMVRP), in which the fleet is heterogeneous and its composition to be determined. We design and implement a genetic algorithm (GA) based heuristic. On a set of twenty benchmark problems it reaches the best-known solution 14 times and finds one new best solution. It also provides a competitive performance in terms of average solution.

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  • Liu, Shuguang & Huang, Weilai & Ma, Huiming, 2009. "An effective genetic algorithm for the fleet size and mix vehicle routing problems," Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Elsevier, vol. 45(3), pages 434-445, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:transe:v:45:y:2009:i:3:p:434-445
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    7. Liu, Shuguang, 2013. "A hybrid population heuristic for the heterogeneous vehicle routing problems," Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Elsevier, vol. 54(C), pages 67-78.
    8. Vidal, Thibaut & Crainic, Teodor Gabriel & Gendreau, Michel & Prins, Christian, 2014. "Implicit depot assignments and rotations in vehicle routing heuristics," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 237(1), pages 15-28.
    9. Subramanian, Anand & Penna, Puca Huachi Vaz & Uchoa, Eduardo & Ochi, Luiz Satoru, 2012. "A hybrid algorithm for the Heterogeneous Fleet Vehicle Routing Problem," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 221(2), pages 285-295.
    10. Koç, Çağrı & Bektaş, Tolga & Jabali, Ola & Laporte, Gilbert, 2016. "Thirty years of heterogeneous vehicle routing," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 249(1), pages 1-21.
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