Communal Transportation: Challenges for Largescale Routing Heuristics

Mathematical Information Technology Series B. Scientific Computing Report No. B6/2007

35 Pages Posted: 23 Aug 2007

See all articles by Pentti Nakari

Pentti Nakari

University of Jyväskylä - Agora Innoroad Laboratory

Olli Bräysy

University of Jyväskylä - School of Business and Economics

Wout Dullaert

University of Antwerp - Institute of Transport and Maritime Management Antwerp (ITMMA); Antwerp Maritime Academy

Date Written: May 10, 2007

Abstract

In this report we review the central transportation logistics problems arising in the communal sector, using information gathered from several large communes in Finland and previous literature. Most of the communal transportation problems can be modelled as different variants of the vehicle routing problem. The basic features of the problems are described, modelled and analyzed, and the relevant previous research on the topics is reviewed. In addition, some possible new solution strategies are suggested.

Keywords: vehicle routing, heuristics, social services, cities, municipalities

JEL Classification: R4, I1

Suggested Citation

Nakari, Pentti and Bräysy, Olli and Dullaert, Wout, Communal Transportation: Challenges for Largescale Routing Heuristics (May 10, 2007). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1008835 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1008835

Pentti Nakari

University of Jyväskylä - Agora Innoroad Laboratory ( email )

Agora Center, P.O. Box 35
FI-40014
Finland

Olli Bräysy (Contact Author)

University of Jyväskylä - School of Business and Economics ( email )

University of Jyväskylä
PO Box 35
FIN 40351, FIN-40014
Finland

Wout Dullaert

University of Antwerp - Institute of Transport and Maritime Management Antwerp (ITMMA) ( email )

Keizerstraat 64
Antwerp, B-2000
Belgium

HOME PAGE: http://www.itmma.ua.ac.be

Antwerp Maritime Academy ( email )

Noordkasteel Oost 6
Antwerp, 2030
Belgium

HOME PAGE: http://www.hzs.be

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