An adaptive memory programming metaheuristic for the heterogeneous fixed fleet vehicle routing problem
This paper studies the heterogeneous fixed fleet vehicle routing problem (HFFVRP), in which the fleet is composed of a fixed number of vehicles with different capacities, fixed costs, and variable costs. Given the fleet composition, the HFFVRP is to determine a vehicle scheduling strategy with the objective of minimizing the total transportation cost. We propose a multistart adaptive memory programming (MAMP) and path relinking algorithm to solve this problem. Through the search memory, MAMP at each iteration constructs multiple provisional solutions, which are further improved by a modified tabu search. As an intensification strategy, path relinking is integrated to enhance the performance of MAMP. We conduct a series of experiments to evaluate and demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed algorithm.
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Volume (Year): 46 (2010)
Issue (Month): 6 (November)
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