The Bees Algorithm for the Vehicle Routing Problem [article]

Aish Fenton
2016 arXiv   pre-print
In this thesis we present a new algorithm for the Vehicle Routing Problem called the Enhanced Bees Algorithm. It is adapted from a fairly recent algorithm, the Bees Algorithm, which was developed for continuous optimisation problems. We show that the results obtained by the Enhanced Bees Algorithm are competitive with the best meta-heuristics available for the Vehicle Routing Problem (within 0.5% of the optimal solution for common benchmark problems). We show that the algorithm has good runtime
more » ... performance, producing results within 2% of the optimal solution within 60 seconds, making it suitable for use within real world dispatch scenarios.
arXiv:1605.05448v1 fatcat:ejsuuhreonb6vnacajq5hpq4au