A MULTI-PERIOD TRUCK DELIVERY PROBLEM

THIS DESCRIBES THE PROBLEMS OF TRANSPORTATION OF SERVICE OR COMMODITY BY TRUCK FROM TERMINAL TO MANY CUSTOMERS EACH HAVING A MINIMUM REQUIRED FREQUENCY OF DELIVERY. TWO COSTS ARE CONSIDERED--FIXED COST INCURRED WHEN CUSTOMER RECEIVES DELIVERY, AND COST PER TRUCK MILE. IN ORDER TO MINIMIZE TOTAL ANNUAL COSTS THE CUSTOMERS ARE GROUPED SO THAT WHEN ANY ONE CUSTOMER IN THE GROUP NEEDS SERVICE, THE ENTIRE GROUP IS SERVICED. A NON-LINEAR INTEGER PROGRAMMING MODEL IS DEVELOPED AND APPLIED TO THE FUEL OIL DELIVERY PROBLEM USING A TRAVELING SALESMAN MODEL TO OBTAIN TRUCK DISTANCES AND A SEARCH PROCEDURE TO REARRANGE CUSTOMER GROUPS.

  • Authors:
    • Hausman, W H
    • Gilmor, P
  • Publication Date: 1967-12

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  • Accession Number: 00202133
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 20 1972 12:00AM