Vehicle routing with time windows: An overview of exact, heuristic and metaheuristic methods

Nasser A. El-Sherbeny
2010 Journal of King Saud University: Science  
In this paper, we present a review with some limited of exacts, heuristics and metaheuristics methods for the vehicle routing problem time windows (VRPTW). Over the past 20 years vehicle routing problem with time windows has been an area of research that has attracted many researchers. In this period a number of papers have been published on the exact, heuristics and metaheursitics methods of the routing problem with time windows. This problem has model character in many branches of
more » ... computer science, and operations research. Metaheuristics support managers in decision-making with robust that provide high-quality solutions to important applications in business, engineering, economic and science in reasonable time horizons.
doi:10.1016/j.jksus.2010.03.002 fatcat:ah3tqi36cjgwnjkmq4bia4umsm