A Study on Vehicle Routing Scheduling Problem under Limited Number of Berths

Masanobu Uesugi, Takashi Irohara*, Kazuho Yoshimoto

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At present, it is important problem to reduce transportation cost for most of corporation. In recently, most of customer have specifying time to be served by transportation companies, and it is important for the companies to keep it. Because both reducing cost and improving quality of services are hoped by many transportation companies. Thus, one of the best ways to keep the time window is better scheduling of trucks. And useless waiting time and running time can be reduced. But these are made difficult by following two things. 1 : Time window of customers. 2 : Limited number of berths. Particularly in case of multi route service, 2 is very important. And it is very difficult to solve VRP under limited number of berths. So how to make schedules including both 1 and 2 is needed very much. But there is no research until now. Moreover by making these, it can be easy to work at depot. For these reasons, in this research I develop how to solve Vehicle Routing Scheduling Problem under Limited Number of Berths.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3345-3350
Number of pages6
JournalNihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, C Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part C
Issue number662
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Design
  • Genetic Algorithm
  • Production Management
  • Production System
  • System Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Vehicle Routing Problem

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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