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A Bicriteria Skill Vehicle Routing Problem with Time Windows and an Application to Pushback Operations at Airports

  • Silvia SchwarzeEmail author
  • Stefan Voß
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Logistics book series (LNLO)

Abstract

In the Skill Vehicle Routing Problem (Skill VRP), each vehicle is assigned a skill, representing its qualification. A vehicle is able to serve a node if its skill is sufficiently large regarding the skill requirement of the node. In this paper, we move the focus of the cost-oriented Skill VRP to time-related aspects. To that end, we add time window restrictions and, secondly, design an alternative, time-oriented, objective function. This problem extension is motivated by an application in the airport ground control where time issues play a major role. We present a mathematical model and carry out an extensive numerical study that includes load-balancing aspects as well as a multi-objective analysis.

Keywords

Objective Function Completion Time Load Balance Pareto Front Efficient Solution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Information SystemsUniversity of HamburgHamburgGermany

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