A Column Generation Heuristic for the General Vehicle Routing Problem

  • Asvin Goel
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6073)


This paper presents a column generation heuristic for the general vehicle routing problem (GVRP), a combined load acceptance and rich vehicle routing problem incorporating various real-life complexities. Computational experiments show that proposed column generation heuristic is competitive with heuristics previously presented for the GVRP.


Column Generation Vehicle Route Problem Linear Relaxation Delivery Problem Large Neighbourhood Search 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Asvin Goel
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.MIT-Zaragoza International Logistics ProgramZaragoza Logistics CenterZaragozaSpain
  2. 2.Applied Telematics/e-Business Group, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of LeipzigLeipzigGermany

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