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Dynamic And Stochastic Vehicle Routing In Practice

  • Truls Flatberg
  • Geir Hasle
  • Oddvar Kloster
  • Eivind J. Nilssen
  • Atle Riise
Part of the Operations Research/Computer Science Interfaces Series book series (ORCS, volume 38)

Abstract

The VRP is a key to efficient transportation logistics. It is a computationally very hard problem. Whereas classical OR models are static and deterministic, these assumptions are rarely warranted in an industrial setting. Lately, there has been an increased focus on dynamic and stochastic vehicle routing in the research community. However, very few generic routing tools based on stochastic or dynamic models are available. We illustrate the need for dynamics and stochastic models in industrial routing, describe the Dynamic and Stochastic VRP, and how we have extended a generic VRP solver to cope with dynamics and uncertainty

Keywords

Logistics Transportation Vehicle Routing Dynamic Stochastic Optimization 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Truls Flatberg
    • 1
  • Geir Hasle
    • 1
  • Oddvar Kloster
    • 1
  • Eivind J. Nilssen
    • 1
  • Atle Riise
    • 1
  1. 1.SINTEF Applied MathematicsN-0314 OsloNorway

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