Operational Freight Carrier Planning: Basic Concepts, Optimization Models and Advanced Memetic Algorithms

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Springer Science & Business Media, Mar 30, 2006 - Science - 164 pages
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This book represents the compilation of several research approaches on opera tional freight carrier planning carried out at the Chair of Logistics, University of Bremen. It took nearly three years from the first ideas to the final version, now in your hands. During this time, several persons helped me all the time to keep on going and to re-start when I got stuck in a dead end or when I could not see the wood for the trees. I am deeply indebted to them for their encouragement and comments. Prof. Dr. Herbert Kopfer, holder of the Chair of Logistics, introduced me into the field of operational transport planning. He motivated and supervised me. Furthermore, he supported me constantly and allowed me to be as free as possible in my research and encouraged me to be as creative as necessary. In addition, I have to thank Prof. Dr. Hans-Dietrich Haasis, Prof. Dr. Martin G. Mohrle and Prof. Dr. Thorsten Poddig. On behalf of all my colleagues, who supported me in numerous ways, I have to say thank you to Prof. Dr. Dirk C. Mattfeld, Prof. Dr. Christian Bierwirth, Henner Gratz, Prof. Dr. Elmar Erkens, Nadja Shigo and Katrin Dorow. They all helped me even with my most obscure and dubious problems. My family supported me all the time. They always showed me their trust and encouraged me continuously. Special thanks are dedicated to my parents Monika and Heinz-Jiirgen.
 

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Contents

Transport in Freight Carrier Networks
1
Operational Freight Transport Planning
15
Pickup and Delivery Selection Problems
31
Memetic Algorithms
49
Memetic Algorithm Vehicle Routing
65
Memetic Search for Optimal PDSchedules
77
Coping with Compulsory Requests
115
Request Selection and Collaborative Planning
135
Conclusions
149
Index
161
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