We investigate the problem of simultaneously determining the location of facilities and the design of vehicle routes to serve customer demands under vehicle and facility capacity restrictions. We present a set-partitioning-based formulation of the problem and study the relationship between his formulation and the graph-based formulations that have been used in previous studies of this problem. We describe a branch-and-price algorithm based on the set-partitioning formulation and discuss computational experience with both exact and heuristic variants of this algorithm.
COR@L Laboratory Technical Report, Lehigh University
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