Reference : Vehicle routing problems with loading constraints: State-of-the-art and future directions
Scientific journals : Article
Business & economic sciences : Quantitative methods in economics & management
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/174155
Vehicle routing problems with loading constraints: State-of-the-art and future directions
English
Pollaris, Hanne []
Braekers, Kris []
Caris, An []
Janssens, Gerrit K. []
Limbourg, Sabine mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > HEC-Ecole de gestion : UER > UER Opérations : Logistique >]
2015
OR Spectrum
Springer
37
Issue 2
297-330
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0171-6468
1436-6304
Berlin
Germany
[en] Vehicle routing problem ; Loading problem ; Pickup and delivery ; Rich VRP ; Two-dimensional packing ; Three-dimensional packing
[en] Distributors are faced with loading constraints in their route planning, e.g.,multi-dimensional packing constraints, unloading sequence constraints, stability constraints and axle weight limits. Ignoring these constraints impairs planning and induces last-minute changes resulting in additional costs. Developing vehicle routing models incorporating loading constraints is critical to more efficient route planning. The last couple of years has seen a huge increase of contributions to this field of research with almost 60 % of these being published after 2009. Our contribution is twofold. First, we overview the recent developments in the literature on all vehicle types in which loading constraints play a key role (trucks, airplanes, ships, and automated guided vehicles), using a state-of-the-art classification scheme to identify the loading constraints considered in each article. Second, we identify research gaps and opportunities for future research.
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/174155
10.1007/s00291-014-0386-3
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00291-014-0386-3

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