Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

9-2002

Abstract

In the pickup and delivery problem with time windows (PDPTW), vehicles have to transport loads from origins to destinations respecting capacity and time constraints. In this paper, we present a two-phase method to solve the PDPTW. In the first phase, we apply a novel construction heuristics to generate an initial solution. In the second phase, a tabu search method is proposed to improve the solution. Another contribution of this paper is a strategy to generate good problem instances and benchmarking solutions for PDPTW, based on Solomon' s benchmark test cases for VRPTW. Experimental results show that our approach yields very good solutions when compared with the benchmarking solutions.

Keywords

Pickup and delivery problem, vehicle routing problem, tabu search, test case generation

Discipline

Artificial Intelligence and Robotics | Operations Research, Systems Engineering and Industrial Engineering

Research Areas

Intelligent Systems and Decision Analytics

Publication

International Journal on Artificial Intelligence Tools

Volume

11

Issue

3

First Page

455

Last Page

472

ISSN

0218-2130

Identifier

10.1142/S0218213002000988

Publisher

World Scientific Publishing

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://doi.org/10.1142/S0218213002000988