A bi-criteria evolutionary algorithm for a constrained multi-depot vehicle routing problem

A bi-criteria evolutionary algorithm for a constrained multi-depot vehicle routing problem Most research about the vehicle routing problem (VRP) does not collectively address many of the constraints that real-world transportation companies have regarding route assignments. Consequently, our primary objective is to explore solutions for real-world VRPs with a heterogeneous fleet of vehicles, multi-depot subcontractors (drivers), and pickup/delivery time window and location constraints. We use a nested bi-criteria genetic algorithm (GA) to minimize the total time to complete all jobs with the fewest number of route drivers. Our model will explore the issue of weighting the objectives (total time vs. number of drivers) and provide Pareto front solutions that can be used to make decisions on a case-by-case basis. Three different real-world data sets were used to compare the results of our GA vs. transportation field experts’ job assignments. For the three data sets, all 21 Pareto efficient solutions yielded improved overall job completion times. In 57 % (12/21) of the cases, the Pareto efficient solutions also utilized fewer drivers than the field experts’ job allocation strategies. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Soft Computing Springer Journals

A bi-criteria evolutionary algorithm for a constrained multi-depot vehicle routing problem

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Publisher
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright
Copyright © 2016 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Subject
Engineering; Computational Intelligence; Artificial Intelligence (incl. Robotics); Mathematical Logic and Foundations; Control, Robotics, Mechatronics
ISSN
1432-7643
eISSN
1433-7479
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00500-016-2112-3
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