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Title: A parametric analysis of heuristics for the vehicle routing problem with side-constraints
Authors: VAN BREEDAM, Alex
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Citation: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH, 137(2). p. 348-370
Abstract: The behavior of the parameters of 10 heuristics for the vehicle routing problem (VRP) with side-constraints is analysed. Statistical analysis techniques are used to determine the significant effect of the heuristic parameters on the solution value. All analyses are performed on a huge test set containing 420 problems with specific geographical characteristics and including a variety of vehicle-related, customer-related and time-related constraints. A classification of the heuristic parameters is presented as a result of the analyses. The findings can be considered as a basis for the conception of automated systems capable of providing support in selecting an appropriate heuristic and its parameter value combinations for a VRP. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Notes: Univ Antwerp, RUCA, B-2020 Antwerp, Belgium. Univ Antwerp, UFSIA, B-2020 Antwerp, Belgium. Limburgs Univ Ctr, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. Univ Valenciennes, UVHC, Valenciennes, France. Mobius Res & Consulting Benelux, B-2170 Merksem, Belgium.Van Breedam, A, Univ Antwerp, RUCA, Groenenborgerlaan 171, B-2020 Antwerp, Belgium.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/2787
ISI #: 000173336600011
ISSN: 0377-2217
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2003
Appears in Collections: Data-analysis and Modelling - Archive
Institute for Applied Economic Research (ITEO) - Archive

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