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Record Nr.

UNINA9910438066903321

Autore

Ferrucci Francesco

Titolo

Pro-active Dynamic Vehicle Routing [[electronic resource] ] : Real-Time Control and Request-Forecasting Approaches to Improve Customer Service / / by Francesco Ferrucci

Pubbl/distr/stampa

Berlin, Heidelberg : , : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : , : Imprint : Physica, , 2013

ISBN

3-642-33472-5

Edizione

[1st ed. 2013.]

Descrizione fisica

1 online resource (355 p.)

Collana

Contributions to Management Science, , 1431-1941

Disciplina

388.324042

Soggetti

Operations research

Decision making

Production management

Sales management

Computer simulation

Operations Research/Decision Theory

Operations Management

Sales/Distribution

Simulation and Modeling

Lingua di pubblicazione

Inglese

Formato

Materiale a stampa

Livello bibliografico

Monografia

Note generali

Description based upon print version of record.

Nota di bibliografia

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Nota di contenuto

Introduction -- Introduction to Tour Planning: Vehicle Routing and Related Problems -- The Considered RDOPG Applications -- Review of the Literature Related to the Considered RDOPG Applications -- A New Deterministic Real-Time Control Approach for RDOPG Applications.- A New Forecasting Approach for Generating Stochastic Knowledge.- The Proposed Tabu Search Solution Method.  -- Computational Results -- Summary and Outlook on Future Work -- Appendix -- References.                            .

Sommario/riassunto

This book deals with transportation processes denoted as the Real-time Distribution of Perishable Goods (RDOPG). The book presents three contributions that are made to the field of transportation. First, a model considering the minimization of customer inconvenience is formulated. Second, a pro-active real-time control approach is



proposed. Stochastic knowledge is generated from past request information by a new forecasting approach and is used in the pro-active approach to guide vehicles to request-likely areas before real requests arrive there. Various computational results are presented to show that in many cases the pro-active approach is able to achieve significantly improved results. Moreover, a measure for determining the structural quality of request data sets is also proposed. The third contribution of this book is a method that is presented for considering driver inconvenience aspects which arise from vehicle en-route diversion activities. Specifically, this method makes it possible to restrict the number of performed vehicle en-route diversion activities.