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Title: Swarm intelligence for a single source product distribution

Authors: Surafel Luleseged Tilahun

Addresses: Department of Mathematics, Addis Ababa Science and Technology University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Abstract: Distributing products under different constraints is one of the challenging task in industries. In this paper a single-source resource distribution to different centres using finite and small number of transportation system is discussed. For a production centre as the source, there could be multiple centres to transport the products using trucks and each truck should have equal load in terms of centres which they are going to distribute the products to. The problem can be seen as a set of multiple travelling salesman problem. This problem will be formulated and a custom-made swarm intelligence algorithm based on prey-predator algorithm will be used. Three datasets of different categories, including cases when there is a restriction to go from one centre to another, are generated and used to test the algorithm. The datasets are also attached in the Appendix for future research and comparison.

Keywords: swarm intelligence applications; product distribution; travelling salesman problem; prey-predator algorithm.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAIP.2022.121031

International Journal of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms, 2022 Vol.21 No.1/2, pp.87 - 99

Received: 15 Sep 2017
Accepted: 10 Mar 2018

Published online: 23 Feb 2022 *

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