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A Genetic Algorithm Based Approach to the Profitable Tour Problem with Pick-up and Delivery
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 Title & Authors
A Genetic Algorithm Based Approach to the Profitable Tour Problem with Pick-up and Delivery
Lee, Hae-Kyeong; Ferdinand, Friska Natalia; Kim, Tai-Oun; Ko, Chang-Seong;
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 Abstract
As express courier market expands rapidly, companies are exposed to fierce competition. To cope with struggle for their survival, they are continuously making efforts to improve their service system. Even if most of service centers are directly linked to a consolidation terminal in courier service network, some of them with regional disadvantages are operated in milk run type from/to the consolidation terminal, which is a traditional PDP (Pick-up and Delivery Problem). This study suggests an approach to solve the PDP with the objective of maximizing the incremental profit, which belongs to PTP (Profitable Tour Problem) class. After the PTP is converted to TSP (Traveling Salesman Problem) with the same objective, a heuristic algorithm based on GA (Genetic Algorithm) is developed and examined through an example problem in practice of a courier service company in Korea.
 Keywords
Pick-up and Delivery Problem;Milk Run;Express Courier Service;Profitable Tour Problem;Traveling Salesman Problem;Genetic Algorithm;
 Language
English
 Cited by
1.
택배에서 전략적 제휴를 활용한 수집 및 배달 경로 설계,프리스카;김홍배;고창성;

한국SCM학회지, 2015. vol.15. 1, pp.63-70
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