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The Development of Software Components for Solving the Vehicle Routing and Facility Location Problems
Masahiko SHIMOMURA Mikio KUDO Hiroaki MOHRI
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems
Publication Date: 2000/03/25
Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: INVITED SURVEY PAPER
Category: Approximate Algorithms for Combinatorial Problems
logistics engineering, optimization, meta-heuristics, vehicle routing, facility location, object-oriented programming,
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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.