5. Operations Research and Goods Transportation

  1. Vangelis Th. Paschos
  1. Teodor Gabriel Crainic1 and
  2. Frédéric Semet2

Published Online: 13 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118600283.ch5

Applications of Combinatorial Optimization, Volume 3

Applications of Combinatorial Optimization, Volume 3

How to Cite

Gabriel Crainic, T. and Semet, F. (2013) Operations Research and Goods Transportation, in Applications of Combinatorial Optimization, Volume 3 (ed V. Th. Paschos), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118600283.ch5

Editor Information

  1. LAMSADE, University of Paris-Dauphine, France

Author Information

  1. 1

    CRT UQAM, Canada

  2. 2

    LAMIH, University of Valenciennes, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 FEB 2013
  2. Published Print: 28 FEB 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781848211490

Online ISBN: 9781118600283

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Keywords:

  • transportation/operations research;
  • goods distribution, and VRP;
  • exact models, VRP methods;
  • heuristics for VRP;
  • VRPTW, column generation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Goods transport systems

  • Systems design

  • Long-distance transport

  • Vehicle routing problems

  • Exact models and methods for the VRP

  • Heuristic methods for the VRP

  • Conclusion

  • Appendix: metaheuristics

  • Bibliography