The Multi-Commodity One-to-One Pickup-and-Delivery Traveling Salesman Problem: A Matheuristic
This paper addresses an extension of the TSP where a vehicle with a limited capacity must transport certain commodities from their origins to their destinations. Each commodity has a weight, and the objective is to find a minimum length Hamiltonian tour satisfying all the transportation requests without ever violating the capacity constraint. We propose for this problem a heuristic approach that combines mathematical programming and metaheuristic techniques. The method is able to improve the best known solutions for a set of instances from the literature in a reasonable amount of computation time.
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