Time window constrained routing and scheduling problems
We have witnessed recently the development of a fast growing body of research focused on vehicle routing and scheduling problem structures with time window constraints. It is the aim of this paper to survey the significant advances made for the following classes of routing problems with time windows: the single and multiple traveling salesman problem, the shortest path problem, the minimumThe vehicle routing problem with time windows itself an NPcomplete problem (Savelsbergh 1985). (VRPTW) is a generalization of the VRP involving While heuristics have been found to be very effective the added complexity of allowable delivery times, or and eflicient in solving a wide range of practical size time windows. time window constrained routing and scheduling problems
Time constrained routing and scheduling problems are encountered in a variety of industrial and service sector applications, ranging from logistics and transportation systems to material handling systems in manufacturing. The traveling salesman problem with time windows has applications in single and multiple vehicle problems.
search focused on time constrained routing and scheduling. The time dimension has b een incorporated in these problems in the form of customerimposed time window constraints. This paper considers the design and analysis of algorithms for vehicle routing and scheduling problems with time window constraints. Given the intrinsic difficulty of this problem class, approximation methods seem to offer the most promise for practical size problems.time window constrained routing and scheduling problems TIME WINDOW CONSTRAINED ROUTING AND SCHEDULING PROBLEMS. Recent years have seen the development of a fast growing body of research focused on vehicle routing and scheduling problem structures with time window constraints.