Real-life freight-distribution problems present high degrees of complexity mostly derived from needing to respect a variety of constraints and addressing complex objective functions in which different factors are taken into account. The aim of this article is to point out relevant issues arising in real-life freight-distribution problems and to describe still-open issues and gaps between models and real-life applications. Furthermore, a real-life vehicle-routing problem is presented and a real instance related to regional freight distribution in Piedmont (northwest Italy) is solved by a fast heuristic method. The extreme portability of this method is then discussed.
|Titolo:||Optimizing real-life freight-distribution problems|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Tipologia:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|