An overview of a heuristic for vehicle routing problem with time windows

Fuh-hwa Franklin Liu, Sheng-yuan Shen
1999 Computers & industrial engineering  
In this paper, a two-stage metaheuristic based on a new neighborhood structure is proposed to solve the vehicle routing problem with time windows. Our neighborhood construction focuses on the relationship between route(s) and node(s). Unlike the conventional methods for parallel route construction, we construct mutes in a nested parallel manner to obtain higher solution quality. Computational results for 60 benchmark problems are reported. The results indicate that our approach is highly
more » ... tive with all existing heuristics, in particular very promising for solving problems with large size.
doi:10.1016/s0360-8352(99)00086-8 fatcat:zbchnh42g5h7bfrlzoq7ln3aou