The Value of Inaccurate Advance Time Window Information in a Pick-Up and Delivery Problem

30 Pages Posted: 30 Jan 2014

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F. Jordan Srour

Lebanese American University - Department of Information Technology and Operations Management

Niels Agatz

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)

Johan Oppen

Høgskolen i Molde

Date Written: January 27, 2014

Abstract

We examine different routing strategies to cope with inaccurate time window in-formation in the context of a dynamic pick-up and delivery problem with time windows. Our experiments show that advance information, even if inaccurate, can provide benefits from a planning perspective. We propose a novel stochastic strategy that consistently performs well compared to several benchmark strategies.

Suggested Citation

Srour, Faith Jordan and Agatz, Niels A.H. and Oppen, Johan, The Value of Inaccurate Advance Time Window Information in a Pick-Up and Delivery Problem (January 27, 2014). ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2014-002-LIS, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2388038 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2388038

Faith Jordan Srour (Contact Author)

Lebanese American University - Department of Information Technology and Operations Management ( email )

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Lebanon

Niels A.H. Agatz

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) ( email )

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Room T08-21
3000 DR Rotterdam, 3000 DR
Netherlands

Johan Oppen

Høgskolen i Molde ( email )

Molde NO-6405
Norway

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