TITLE

Editorial

AUTHOR(S)
Gendreau, Michel
PUB. DATE
November 2009
SOURCE
Transportation Science;Nov2009, Vol. 43 Issue 4, p407
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author focuses on the vehicle routing problem (VRP). He mentions that VRP is the main problem in distribution management and that it has triggered several solutions to deal with it. He states that VRP has contributed to the development of heuristic techniques from improvement procedures to metaheuristics.
ACCESSION #
47233502

 

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