The Development of Software Components for Solving the Vehicle Routing and Facility Location Problems

Masahiko SHIMOMURA  Mikio KUDO  Hiroaki MOHRI  

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IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E83-D   No.3   pp.510-518
Publication Date: 2000/03/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: INVITED SURVEY PAPER
Category: Approximate Algorithms for Combinatorial Problems
Keyword: 
logistics engineering,  optimization,  meta-heuristics,  vehicle routing,  facility location,  object-oriented programming,  

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Summary: 
The vehicle routing and facility location fields are well-developed areas in management science and operations research application. There is an increasing recognition that effective decision-making in these fields requires the adoption of optimization software that can be embedded into a decision support system. In this paper, we describe the implementation details of our software components for solving the vehicle routing and facility location problems.