Effective Exact Solution Framework for Routing Optimization with Time Windows and Travel Time Uncertainty

We consider a vehicle routing problem with time windows under uncertain travel times where the goal is to determine routes for a fleet of homogeneous vehicles to arrive at the locations of customers within their stipulated time windows to the maximum extent, while ensuring that the total travel cost does not exceed a prescribed budget. … Read more

Distributionally Robust Chance Constrained $p$-Hub Center Problem

The $p$-hub center problem is a fundamental model for the strategic design of hub location. It aims at constructing $p$ fully interconnected hubs and links from nodes to hubs so that the longest path between any two nodes is minimized. Existing literature on the $p$-hub center problem under uncertainty often assumes a joint distribution of … Read more

Vessel Deployment with Limited Information: Distributionally Robust Chance Constrained Models

This paper studies the fundamental vessel deployment problem in the liner shipping industry, which decides the numbers of mixed-type ships and their sailing frequencies on fixed routes to provide sufficient vessel capacity for fulfilling stochastic shipping demands with high probability. In reality, it is usually difficult (if not impossible) to acquire a precise joint distribution … Read more

Robust Data-Driven Vehicle Routing with Time Windows

Optimal routing solutions based on deterministic models usually fail to deliver promised on-time services in an uncertain real world, which can lead to the loss of customers and revenue. We study a vehicle routing problem with time windows (VRPTW) toward the end of mitigating the risk of late customer arrivals as much as possible when … Read more