Title: Collaborative transportation and urban routing problems: state of classification and literature

Authors: Mouna Atik El Ftouh; Naoufal Sefiani; Mohamed Fourka

Addresses: Faculty of Science and Technology, Abdelmalek Essaadi University Boukhalef Road, Old Airport Road, Km 10, Ziaten. BP: 416, Tangier, Morocco ' Faculty of Science and Technology, Abdelmalek Essaadi University Boukhalef Road, Old Airport Road, Km 10, Ziaten. BP: 416, Tangier, Morocco ' Faculty of Science and Technology, Abdelmalek Essaadi University Boukhalef Road, Old Airport Road, Km 10, Ziaten. BP: 416, Tangier, Morocco

Abstract: Carriers' collaboration is achieved when two or more carriers share their requests and resources in order to reduce their routing costs and increase their total profit. In this article we present a classification of carriers' collaborative routing problems according to type of planning (centralised or decentralised) and a review of the most popular routing problems related to city logistics, i.e., multi trips vehicle routing problem (MTVRP), multi-depot vehicle routing problem (MDVRP), vehicle routing problem pickup and delivery (VRPPD) and loading constraints. Based on an existing taxonomy we review those problems in term of variants, objectives and resolution methods. The aim of this paper is to provide a comprehensive and relevant characterisation of carriers' collaboration problems in urban context.

Keywords: carrier collaboration; collaboration problems; routing problems; multi trips; multi depots; simultaneous pickup and delivery; loading constraints; classification; literature review; urban.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLSM.2020.105914

International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, 2020 Vol.35 No.3, pp.289 - 328

Accepted: 12 Jun 2018
Published online: 16 Mar 2020 *

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