Cross-Dock Trailer Scheduling with Workforce Constraints: A Dynamic Discretization Discovery Approach

LTL freight carriers operate consolidation networks that utilize cross-docking terminals to facilitate thetransfer of freight between trailers and enhance trailer utilization. This research addresses the problem ofdetermining an optimal schedule for unloading inbound trailers at specific unloading doors using teams ofdock workers. The optimization objective is chosen to ensure that outbound trailers are loaded with … Read more

Dynamic Discretization Discovery Algorithms for Time-Dependent Shortest Path Problems

Finding a shortest path in a network is an iconic optimization problem. We focus on settings in which the travel time on an arc in the network depends on the time at which traversal of the arc begins. In such settings, reaching the sink as early as possible is not the only objective of interest. … Read more

Interval-based Dynamic Discretization Discovery for Solving the Continuous-Time Service Network Design Problem

We introduce an effective and efficient iterative algorithm for solving the Continuous-Time Service Network Design Problem. The algorithm achieves its efficiency by carefully and dynamically refining partially time-expanded network models so that only a small number of small integer programs, defined over these networks, need to be solved. An extensive computational study shows that the … Read more

Solving Time Dependent Traveling Salesman Problems with Time Windows

We present a new solution approach for the Time Dependent Traveling Salesman Prob- lem with Time Windows. This problem considers a salesman who departs from his home, has to visit a number of cities within a pre-determined period of time, and then returns home. The problem allows for travel times that can depend on the … Read more