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ARTÍCULO
Routing design for less-than-truckload motor carriers using Ant Colony Optimization
Autores: Barcos Redín, Lucía ; Rodríguez Chacón, Victoria María; Álvarez Sánchez-Arjona, María Jesús; Robusté Antón, Francesc
Título de la revista: TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PART E-LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORTATION REVIEW
ISSN: 1366-5545
Volumen: 46
Número: 3
Páginas: 367 - 383
Fecha de publicación: 2010
Resumen:
One of the most important challenges that confronts less-than-truckload carriers serving many-to-many distribution networks consists of determining how to consolidate flows of small shipments. The objective is to determine a route for each origin-destination pair that minimizes the cost while still guaranteeing a certain level of service. This research studies different aspects of the problem and provides a metaheuristic algorithm (based on Ant Colony Optimization techniques) capable of solving real-life problems in a reasonable computational time. The viability of the approach has been tested with a real case in Spain and encouraging results have been obtained