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Location-Routing Problem

  • Anahita Hassanzadeh
  • Leyla Mohseninezhad
  • Ali Tirdad
  • Faraz Dadgostari
  • Hossein Zolfagharinia
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Part of the Contributions to Management Science book series (MANAGEMENT SC.)

Abstract

The aim of this chapter is to survey the state of the art in location-routing. The location-routing problem (LRP) is a research area within location analysis, with the distinguishing property of paying special attention to underlying issues of vehicle routing. Since the Vehicle-Routing Problem (VRP), which is a complex problem itself, is known as a basic component of LRPs, the main concepts of VRP are introduced in the first section. In the second section, the definition, applications and classifications of LRP are discussed. The next section is dedicated to the LRP models and introduces some basic mathematical models of this field. Solution techniques are presented in the fourth section. Finally, three case studies regarding applications of LRP in real world are briefly reviewed.

Keywords

Tabu Search Travel Salesman Problem Vehicle Route Demand Node Vehicle Capacity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anahita Hassanzadeh
    • 1
  • Leyla Mohseninezhad
    • 1
  • Ali Tirdad
    • 1
  • Faraz Dadgostari
    • 1
  • Hossein Zolfagharinia
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Industrial EngineeringAmirkabir University of TechnologyTehranIran

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