A Location-Routing Problem with Delivery Options and Time-Windows for the Last Mile Delivery of Fresh Products

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This research presents a location-routing problem with delivery options for the last mile delivery of fresh products. Product delivery can occur either directly to the customer locations or indirectly to a customer pickup point, where they are stored until customer pickup takes place. Due to the fresh nature of the products, direct delivery requires customer attendance and is thus subject to tight time windows at the customer locations, whereas indirect delivery allows for more flexibility. However, pickup points are restricted in terms of capacity and require refrigeration, therefore incurring a cost related to the operation and cooling of the pickup facilities in use. The objective is to minimise the total transportation and storage cost. Formulating the problem as a mixed integer linear program and solving it by means of an adaptive large neighbourhood search, the research aims to investigate the potential benefits of implementing refrigerated pickup stations in last mile distribution systems for fresh products.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event
Workshop of the EURO Working Group on Vehicle Routing and Logistics optimization (VeRoLog)
- Sevilla, Spain
Duration: 2 Jun 20195 Jun 2019
https://verolog2019.sciencesconf.org

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Workshop
Workshop of the EURO Working Group on Vehicle Routing and Logistics optimization (VeRoLog)
CountrySpain
CitySevilla
Period2/06/195/06/19
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Routing
Time windows
Costs
Linear program
Cooling
Distribution system
Refrigeration
Attendance
Integer

Keywords

  • Fresh Products, Alternative Delivery, Last Mile, City Logistics

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Rohmer, S. U. K., van Lemmen-Gerdessen, J. C., & Claassen, G. D. H. (2019). A Location-Routing Problem with Delivery Options and Time-Windows for the Last Mile Delivery of Fresh Products. Abstract from
Workshop of the EURO Working Group on Vehicle Routing and Logistics optimization (VeRoLog), Sevilla, Spain.
Rohmer, S.U.K. ; van Lemmen-Gerdessen, J.C. ; Claassen, G.D.H. / A Location-Routing Problem with Delivery Options and Time-Windows for the Last Mile Delivery of Fresh Products. Abstract from
Workshop of the EURO Working Group on Vehicle Routing and Logistics optimization (VeRoLog), Sevilla, Spain.
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Rohmer, SUK, van Lemmen-Gerdessen, JC & Claassen, GDH 2019, 'A Location-Routing Problem with Delivery Options and Time-Windows for the Last Mile Delivery of Fresh Products'
Workshop of the EURO Working Group on Vehicle Routing and Logistics optimization (VeRoLog), Sevilla, Spain, 2/06/19 - 5/06/19, .

A Location-Routing Problem with Delivery Options and Time-Windows for the Last Mile Delivery of Fresh Products. / Rohmer, S.U.K.; van Lemmen-Gerdessen, J.C.; Claassen, G.D.H.

2019. Abstract from
Workshop of the EURO Working Group on Vehicle Routing and Logistics optimization (VeRoLog), Sevilla, Spain.

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Rohmer SUK, van Lemmen-Gerdessen JC, Claassen GDH. A Location-Routing Problem with Delivery Options and Time-Windows for the Last Mile Delivery of Fresh Products. 2019. Abstract from
Workshop of the EURO Working Group on Vehicle Routing and Logistics optimization (VeRoLog), Sevilla, Spain.