Title: A parametric analysis of heuristics for the vehicle routing problem with side-constraints
Authors: Van Breedam, Alexis # ×
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: Elsevier
Series Title: European journal of operational research vol:137 pages: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.
ISSN: 0377-2217
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Centre for Industrial Management / Traffic & Infrastructure
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