Contributions to Management Science

Pro-active Dynamic Vehicle Routing

Real-Time Control and Request-Forecasting Approaches to Improve Customer Service

Authors: Ferrucci, Francesco

  • Comprehensive introduction to routing problems
  • New state-of-the-art approaches for controlling transportation processes in real-time and for generating stochastic knowledge solely from past request information
  • A new measure for automatically determining the applicability of pro-active real-time control approaches depending on a given request data set, and a new method for limiting en-route diversion activities​
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This book deals with transportation processes denoted as the Real-time Distribution of Perishable Goods (RDOPG). The book presents three contributions that are made to the field of transportation. First, a model considering the minimization of customer inconvenience is formulated. Second, a pro-active real-time control approach is proposed. Stochastic knowledge is generated from past request information by a new forecasting approach and is used in the pro-active approach to guide vehicles to request-likely areas before real requests arrive there. Various computational results are presented to show that in many cases the pro-active approach is able to achieve significantly improved results. Moreover, a measure for determining the structural quality of request data sets is also proposed. The third contribution of this book is a method that is presented for considering driver inconvenience aspects which arise from vehicle en-route diversion activities. Specifically, this method makes it possible to restrict the number of performed vehicle en-route diversion activities.​

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Ferrucci, Francesco

    Pages 1-14

  • Introduction to Tour Planning: Vehicle Routing and Related Problems

    Ferrucci, Francesco

    Pages 15-79

  • The Considered RDOPG Applications

    Ferrucci, Francesco

    Pages 81-91

  • Review of the Literature Related to the Considered RDOPG Applications

    Ferrucci, Francesco

    Pages 93-147

  • A New Deterministic Real-Time Control Approach for RDOPG Applications

    Ferrucci, Francesco

    Pages 149-165

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eBook $139.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-43690-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pro-active Dynamic Vehicle Routing
Book Subtitle
Real-Time Control and Request-Forecasting Approaches to Improve Customer Service
Authors
Series Title
Contributions to Management Science
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Physica-Verlag Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-33472-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-33472-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-33471-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-43690-1
Series ISSN
1431-1941
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
LII, 319
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