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What's the current status of the Vehicle Routing Problem in the logistics industry?

The answer to this question is quite complicated. There are two main types of vehicle routing problems, the offline and the online problem. Solving the offline problem takes longer and is used to ...
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Sensible and realistic way to model truck based transport costs depending on amount

One common $c(x)$ function is a "cost per distance unit (mile/km)" like $2/mile, which is just distance-dependent. My 2 cents for more realistic cost functions: For distance-dependent costs: ...
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VRP book recommendations

If there is one book to know about VRPs, it is: "Vehicle Routing: Problems, Methods, and Applications, Second Edition" (Paolo Toth and Daniele Vigo, 2014)
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What's the current status of the Vehicle Routing Problem in the logistics industry?

I am a researcher in vehicle routing, and my answer is based on my experience as a researcher, conversations with practitioners and consultants, and seminars and conference talks I have attended. You ...
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Sensible and realistic way to model truck based transport costs depending on amount

In my experience, there are two types of logistics modeling questions that require truck transportation costs. In the first, a shipper will operate a fleet of its own vehicles and would like to ...
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What's the current status of the Vehicle Routing Problem in the logistics industry?

Talking about real use in logistics, I suggest reading about the UPS ORION project. Not many details, but it provides an example of a real system dealing with this kind of problem.
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What's the current status of the Vehicle Routing Problem in the logistics industry?

In my experience when solving Vehicle Routing with time windows in the industry, with one case handling 50 000+ vehicles and 100 000+ visits per day as well as many other cases with lower numbers, all ...
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What is dynamic facility location problem ans how to formulate the same? Please help

I am not a search engine, if you would search for "dynamic facility location problem" you would for example find this book for free. Chapter 15 covers multiple formulations from the ...
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What's the current status of the Vehicle Routing Problem in the logistics industry?

I make a commercial vehicle routing solver for both dynamic and static problems (see https://odllive.com), and so I can offer a bit of industry insight into this question. Using heuristics, ...
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