Improved Packing and Routing of Vehicles with Compartments

  • Sandro Pirkwieser
  • Günther R. Raidl
  • Jens Gottlieb
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6927)


We present a variable neighborhood search for the vehicle routing problem with compartments where we incorporate some features specifically aiming at the packing aspect. Among them we use a measure to distinguish packings and favor solutions with a denser packing, propose new neighborhood structures for shaking, and employ best-fit and best-fit-decreasing methods for inserting orders. Our approach yields encouraging results on a large set of test instances, obtaining new best known solutions for almost two third of them.


Neighborhood Structure Packing Problem Memetic Algorithm Variable Neighborhood Search Vehicle Rout Problem 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sandro Pirkwieser
    • 1
  • Günther R. Raidl
    • 1
  • Jens Gottlieb
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Computer Graphics and AlgorithmsVienna University of TechnologyViennaAustria
  2. 2.SAP AGWalldorfGermany

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