Split-delivery routeing heuristics in livestock feed distribution

P. A. Mullaseril, M. Dror, J. Leung

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Abstract

In this paper, we describe a feed distribution problem encountered on a cattle ranch in Arizona. The problem is cast as a collection of split-delivery capacitated rural postman problem with time windows on arcs. We discuss the generic problems and several heuristics. The heuristics we discuss were tested and compared favourably with the working practices on the cattle ranch.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)107-116
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of the Operational Research Society
Volume48
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1997

Keywords

  • Distribution
  • Heuristics
  • Logistics management
  • Networks and graphs
  • Optimization
  • Transport
  • Vehicle routeing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Marketing

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