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Vehicle Routing Problem with Load Compatibility Constraints

Ramachandran, Parthasarathy (2009) Vehicle Routing Problem with Load Compatibility Constraints. In: IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM 2009), DEC 08-11, 2009, Hong Kong, PEOPLES R CHINA, pp. 339-343.

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The major contribution of this paper is to introduce load compatibility constraints in the mathematical model for the capacitated vehicle routing problem with pickup and deliveries. The employee transportation problem in the Indian call centers and transportation of hazardous materials provided the motivation for this variation. In this paper we develop a integer programming model for the vehicle routing problem with load compatibility constraints. Specifically two types of load compatability constraints are introduced, namely mutual exclusion and conditional exclusion. The model is demonstrated with an application from the employee transportation problem in the Indian call centers.

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Keywords: Vehicle routing problem; Transportation; load compatibility constraints; Integer programming
Department/Centre: Division of Interdisciplinary Research > Management Studies
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Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2011 11:05
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2011 11:05
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/34917

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