Communal Transportation: Challenges for Largescale Routing Heuristics
Mathematical Information Technology Series B. Scientific Computing Report No. B6/2007
35 Pages Posted: 23 Aug 2007
Date Written: May 10, 2007
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
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