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:: Volume 2, Issue 2 (8-2015) ::
IJSOM 2015, 2(2): 700-719 Back to browse issues page
Vehicle Routing with Time Windows and Customer Selection for Perishable Goods
Masoud Rabbani * 1, Mohammad-Javad Ramezankhani 2, Hamed Farrokhi-Asl 2, Amir Farshbaf-Geranmayeh 2
1- Tehran University, Tehran, Iran ,
2- College of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (1794 Views)
Delivering perishable products to customers as soon as possible and with the minimum cost has been always a challenge for producers and has been emphasized over recent years due to the global market becoming more competitive. In this paper a multi-objective mix integer non-linear programming model is proposed to maximize both profits of a distributer and the total freshness of the several products to be delivered to customers with respect to their demands and with consideration of different soft time windows for each customer, heterogeneous distribution fleet and customer selection option for the distributer. The proposed model is solved with TH method. The two genetic algorithm and simulated annealing algorithm are used to solve large-sized problems. Finally, their results are compared to each other when the optimization software becomes unable of solution representation.
Keywords: Vehicle Routing Problem with Time Windows (VRPTW), Perishable Goods, Multi-Objective Programming, Genetic Algorithm, Simulated Annealing
Type of Study: مقاله پژوهشی |
ePublished: 2017/09/28
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Rabbani M, Ramezankhani M, Farrokhi-Asl H, Farshbaf-Geranmayeh A. Vehicle Routing with Time Windows and Customer Selection for Perishable Goods. IJSOM. 2015; 2 (2) :700-719

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