The Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna (RMUTL) Cooperative Education Program (CO-OP) gives students an opportunity to receive career training in industries. The students in the final academic year are required to attain this program for a semester. The RMUTL CO-OP has a team of advisors who need to visit those students in the industries at least two times during the internship period to give the students advice on projects and working life. The current plan is created based on the planner experience which sometimes ineffective in term of costs. Therefore, we formulated a mixed-integer linear programming model to help the planner to find an optimal route for the advisors in RMUTL CO-OP. The objective is to minimize the total cost of the advisor’s visitation. Moreover, results show that the proposed model can obtain better solutions than the current approach.
Cooperative education program Vehicle routing problem
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