A new family of route formulations for split delivery vehicle routing problems

We propose a new family of formulations with route-based variables for the split delivery vehicle routing problem with and without time windows. Each formulation in this family is characterized by the maximum number of different quantities of demand that can be delivered to a customer during a vehicle visit. The larger that this number is, … Read more

Select, Route and Schedule: Optimizing Community Paramedicine Service Delivery with Mandatory Visits and Patient Prioritization

Many patients receive reactive care in the United States healthcare system, including those who frequent emergency rooms and who are recently discharged from a hospital. Community paramedicine is a recent healthcare innovation that enables proactive visitation of patients at home, often shortly after emergency department and hospital discharge. We propose an optimization framework for managing … Read more

Dynamic programming for the time-dependent traveling salesman problem with time windows

The recent growth of direct-to-consumer deliveries has stressed the importance of last-mile logistics, becoming one of the critical factors in city planning. One of the key factors lies in the last-mile deliveries, reaching in some cases nearly 50% of the overall parcel delivery cost. Different variants of the the well-known Traveling Salesman Problem (TSP) arise … Read more

On the Stochastic Vehicle Routing Problem with time windows, correlated travel times, and time dependency

Most state-of-the-art algorithms for the Vehicle Routing Problem, such as Branch-and- Price algorithms or meta heuristics, rely on a fast feasibility test for a given route. We devise the fi rst approach to approximately check feasibility in the Stochastic Vehicle Routing Problem with time windows, where travel times are correlated and depend on the time of … 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

An optimization-based approach for delivering radio-pharmaceuticals to medical imaging centers

It is widely recognized that early diagnosis of most types of cancers can increase the chances of full recovery or substantially prolong the life of patients. Positron Emission Tomography (PET) has become the standard way to diagnose many types of cancers by generating high quality images of the affected organs. In order to create an … Read more

A branch-price-and-cut algorithm for the vehicle routing problem with time windows and multiple deliverymen

We address a variant of the vehicle routing problem with time windows (VRPTW) that includes the decision of how many deliverymen should be assigned to each vehicle. In this variant, the service time at each customer depends on the size of the respective demand and on the number of deliverymen assigned to visit this customer. … Read more

Robust Inventory Routing with Flexible Time Window Allocation

This paper studies a robust maritime inventory routing problem with time windows and stochastic travel times. One of the novelties of the problem is that the length and placement of the time windows are also decision variables. Such problems arise in the design and negotiation of long-term delivery contracts with customers who require on-time deliveries … Read more

Layered Formulation for the Robust Vehicle Routing Problem with Time Windows

This paper studies the vehicle routing problem with time windows where travel times are uncertain and belong to a predetermined polytope. The objective of the problem is to find a set of routes that services all nodes of the graph and that are feasible for all values of the travel times in the uncertainty polytope. … Read more

The Delivery Man Problem with Time Windows

In this paper, a variant of the Traveling Salesman Problem with Time Windows is considered, which consists in minimizing the sum of travel durations between a depot and several customer locations. Two mixed integer linear programming formulations are presented for this problem: a classical arc flow model and a sequential assignment model. Several polyhedral results … Read more