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Scatter search for the fleet size and mix vehicle routing problem with time windows

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  • Patrícia Belfiore

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  • Luiz Fávero

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This work proposes a scatter search (SS) approach to solve the fleet size and mix vehicle routing problem with time windows (FSMVRPTW). In the FSMVRPTW the customers need to be serviced in their time windows at minimal costs by a heterogeneous fleet. Computational results on 168 benchmark problems are reported. Computational testing revealed that our algorithm presented better results compared to other methods published in the literature. Copyright Springer-Verlag 2007

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  • Patrícia Belfiore & Luiz Fávero, 2007. "Scatter search for the fleet size and mix vehicle routing problem with time windows," Central European Journal of Operations Research, Springer;Slovak Society for Operations Research;Hungarian Operational Research Society;Czech Society for Operations Research;Österr. Gesellschaft für Operations Research (ÖGOR);Slovenian Society Informatika - Section for Operational Research;Croatian Operational Research Society, vol. 15(4), pages 351-368, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:cejnor:v:15:y:2007:i:4:p:351-368
    DOI: 10.1007/s10100-007-0036-9
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    1. Tarantilis, C. D. & Kiranoudis, C. T. & Vassiliadis, V. S., 2004. "A threshold accepting metaheuristic for the heterogeneous fixed fleet vehicle routing problem," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 152(1), pages 148-158, January.
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    1. Gerald Senarclens de Grancy & Marc Reimann, 2015. "Evaluating two new heuristics for constructing customer clusters in a VRPTW with multiple service workers," Central European Journal of Operations Research, Springer;Slovak Society for Operations Research;Hungarian Operational Research Society;Czech Society for Operations Research;Österr. Gesellschaft für Operations Research (ÖGOR);Slovenian Society Informatika - Section for Operational Research;Croatian Operational Research Society, vol. 23(2), pages 479-500, June.
    2. Gerald Senarclens de Grancy & Marc Reimann, 2016. "Vehicle routing problems with time windows and multiple service workers: a systematic comparison between ACO and GRASP," Central European Journal of Operations Research, Springer;Slovak Society for Operations Research;Hungarian Operational Research Society;Czech Society for Operations Research;Österr. Gesellschaft für Operations Research (ÖGOR);Slovenian Society Informatika - Section for Operational Research;Croatian Operational Research Society, vol. 24(1), pages 29-48, March.

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