Modeling Power of the Framework

  • Illa Weiss
Part of the Contributions to Management Science book series (MANAGEMENT SC.)


In this chapter, we explain how to use the resource transfer problem as a modeling framework for scheduling and routing problems. We will show that the resource transfer problem allows the modeling of many different types of scheduling problem, a large variety of vehicle routing problems, as well as their combinations to integrated problems. Section 4.1 is devoted to scheduling problems. We proceed with modeling vehicle routing problems in Sect. 4.2 and study integrated scheduling and routing problems in Sect. 4.3. In the last section, we summarize different modeling techniques which can be used as building blocks when modeling different types of scheduling and routing problem.


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  • Illa Weiss
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  1. 1.Clausthal-ZellerfeldGermany

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