Operations Research/Computer Science Interfaces Series

The Vehicle Routing Problem: Latest Advances and New Challenges

Editors: Golden, Bruce L., Raghavan, S., Wasil, Edward A. (Eds.)

  • One of the most important books in VRP to be published in recent times
  • Reflects the most recent scholarship and the most important scholars in the field
  • Bruce Golden is one of the top international research scholars in Vehicle Routing
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About this book

The Vehicle Routing Problem (VRP) has been an especially active and fertile area of research. Over the past five to seven years, there have been numerous technological advances and exciting challenges that are of considerable interest to students, teachers, and researchers. The Vehicle Routing Problem: Latest Advances and New Challenges will focus on a host of significant technical advances that have evolved over the past few years for modeling and solving vehicle routing problems and variants. New approaches for solving VRPs have been developed from important methodological advances. These developments have resulted in faster solution algorithms, more accurate techniques, and an improvement in the ability to solve large-scale, complex problems.

 

The book will systematically examine these recent developments in the VRP and provide the following in a unified and carefully developed presentation: Present novel problems that have arisen in the vehicle routing domain and highlight new challenges for the field; Present significant methodological advances or new approaches for solving existing vehicle routing problems; Summarize the most significant research results for the vehicle routing problem and its variants from 2000 to the present.

 

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From the reviews:

"The routing of vehicles with limited capacities for carrying goods or people is one of the major problems in transport logistics. … The book is clearly structured and mostly well written. I can recommend it to any reader who wants to deepen his or her understanding of vehicle routing problems. … the book is not only suited for experts in the area of vehicle routing but also for interested practitioners (especially the application-oriented chapters); and students." (T Hanne, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Vol. 60 (11), 2009)


Table of contents (25 chapters)

  • Routing a Heterogeneous Fleet of Vehicles

    Baldacci, Roberto (et al.)

    Pages 3-27

  • A Decade of Capacitated Arc Routing

    Wøhlk, Sanne

    Pages 29-48

  • Inventory Routing

    Bertazzi, Luca (et al.)

    Pages 49-72

  • The Period Vehicle Routing Problem and its Extensions

    Francis, Peter M. (et al.)

    Pages 73-102

  • The Split Delivery Vehicle Routing Problem: A Survey

    Archetti, Claudia (et al.)

    Pages 103-122

Buy this book

eBook $169.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-387-77778-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $229.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-387-77777-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $229.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-4603-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Vehicle Routing Problem: Latest Advances and New Challenges
Editors
  • Bruce L. Golden
  • S. Raghavan
  • Edward A. Wasil
Series Title
Operations Research/Computer Science Interfaces Series
Series Volume
43
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-77778-8
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-77778-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-77777-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-4603-4
Series ISSN
1387-666X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 591
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