Optimising operational logistics using negotiated scheduling

In logistics optimisation problems such as the classical vehicle routing problem, conditions such as pickup time-windows and transport task revenues are traditionally assumed to be known in advance. An alternative offering greater flexibility in complex cases is to treat such conditions as "negotiated". The negotiation is envisaged as part of a multi-party process for coordinating the activities in a supply network. In transport scheduling, for example, the dispatching, transport and receiving parties may exchange plans, assess them quickly and then propose changes within a framework of negotiating rules. We outline collaborative and negotiating patterns developed in recent years and then discuss our research in this area, focussing on work on grape harvest logistics that CSIRO is undertaking in partnership with the Orlando Wyndham winemaking group.


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  • Accession Number: 01388989
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 23 2012 2:35AM