Implementing an insert-node heuristic travelling salesman problem: a case study to reduce the travelling cost of a medical representative
by Mohammed Said Obeidat; Mohammed T. Hayajneh
International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management (IJLSM), Vol. 33, No. 1, 2019

Abstract: This paper develops an insert-node heuristic for solving a case study involving the travelling salesman problem (TSP), a new infants' formula company that is entering the US market. The company established one head office in each state that has some medical representatives. One representative in the state of Kansas office who is in charge of visiting maternity hospitals or clinics in 48 cities in Kansas (USA) is selected. The objective of this research paper is to find the optimal route between the 48 cities for the representative, to minimise the travelling time and cost. The contribution of this paper to the literature is that the insert-node heuristic approach is applied to the medicine and infants' formula distribution in the state of Kansas.

Online publication date: Fri, 10-May-2019

The full text of this article is only available to individual subscribers or to users at subscribing institutions.

Existing subscribers:
Go to Inderscience Online Journals to access the Full Text of this article.

Pay per view:
If you are not a subscriber and you just want to read the full contents of this article, buy online access here.

Complimentary Subscribers, Editors or Members of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management (IJLSM):
Login with your Inderscience username and password:

    Username:        Password:         

Forgotten your password?

Want to subscribe?
A subscription gives you complete access to all articles in the current issue, as well as to all articles in the previous three years (where applicable). See our Orders page to subscribe.

If you still need assistance, please email