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An efficient GRASP+VND metaheuristic for the traveling repairman problem


  • SÖRENSEN, Kenneth
  • GOOS, Peter
  • BRÄYSY, Olli


The traveling repairman problem is a customer-centric routing problem, in which the total waiting time of the customers is minimized, rather than the total travel time of a vehicle. To date, research on this problem has focused on exact algorithms and approximation methods. To the best of our knowledge, this paper presents one of the first metaheuristic approaches for the traveling repairman problem.

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  • SALEHIPOUR, Amir & SÖRENSEN, Kenneth & GOOS, Peter & BRÄYSY, Olli, 2008. "An efficient GRASP+VND metaheuristic for the traveling repairman problem," Working Papers 2008008, University of Antwerp, Faculty of Applied Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:ant:wpaper:2008008

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    1. Samuel Nucamendi-Guillén & Iris Martínez-Salazar & Francisco Angel-Bello & J Marcos Moreno-Vega, 2016. "A mixed integer formulation and an efficient metaheuristic procedure for the k-Travelling Repairmen Problem," Journal of the Operational Research Society, Palgrave Macmillan;The OR Society, vol. 67(8), pages 1121-1134, August.
    2. Juan Rivera & H. Afsar & Christian Prins, 2015. "A multistart iterated local search for the multitrip cumulative capacitated vehicle routing problem," Computational Optimization and Applications, Springer, vol. 61(1), pages 159-187, May.
    3. Rivera, Juan Carlos & Murat Afsar, H. & Prins, Christian, 2016. "Mathematical formulations and exact algorithm for the multitrip cumulative capacitated single-vehicle routing problem," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 249(1), pages 93-104.
    4. Yu, Mingzhu & Qi, Xiangtong, 2014. "A vehicle routing problem with multiple overlapped batches," Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Elsevier, vol. 61(C), pages 40-55.
    5. Zhang, Zizhen & Qin, Hu & Zhu, Wenbin & Lim, Andrew, 2012. "The single vehicle routing problem with toll-by-weight scheme: A branch-and-bound approach," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 220(2), pages 295-304.

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    Traveling repairman problem; Minimum latency problem; Variable neighborhood descent; GRASP;

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