Distributed arrival time control for vehicle routing problems with time windows

Seok Gi Lee, Vittal Prabhu

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Abstract

Competitiveness of a supply chains depends significantly on distribution center operations because it determines responsiveness and timeliness of deliveries to customers. This paper proposes a control algorithm for routing multiple out-bound trucks to customers spread over a wide geographical area, each occupying different volume in a truck, and having a different delivery time-window. Overall operations are also constrained by geographical locations of the customers in various zones and dissimilar truck capacities. Performance of the algorithm is tested using data from a distribution center located in Latin America.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationICINCO 2009 - 6th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics, Proceedings
Pages246-251
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Externally publishedYes
EventICINCO 2009 - 6th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Milan, Italy
Duration: Jul 2 2009Jul 5 2009

Publication series

NameICINCO 2009 - 6th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics, Proceedings
Volume1 ICSO

Other

OtherICINCO 2009 - 6th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics
CountryItaly
CityMilan
Period7/2/097/5/09

Keywords

  • Dispatching
  • Distributed arrival time control (DATC)
  • Distributed control
  • Scheduling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Lee, S. G., & Prabhu, V. (2009). Distributed arrival time control for vehicle routing problems with time windows. In ICINCO 2009 - 6th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics, Proceedings (pp. 246-251). (ICINCO 2009 - 6th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics, Proceedings; Vol. 1 ICSO).