Title: Vehicle routing problem and its solution methodologies: a survey

Authors: Rajeev Goel; Raman Maini

Addresses: Department of Computer Engineering, Punjabi University, Patiala, India ' Department of Computer Engineering, Punjabi University, Patiala, India

Abstract: This paper presents survey of some of the recently employed solution methodologies in the field of vehicle routing problem (VRP) and its variants. VRP and its variants are first briefly discussed and then some of the recently most cited papers have been discussed and critically analysed. We conclude the paper by presenting some future possibilities in VRP.

Keywords: vehicle routing problem; VRP; exact methods; meta-heuristics.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLSM.2017.087786

International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, 2017 Vol.28 No.4, pp.419 - 435

Received: 11 Mar 2016
Accepted: 10 Jul 2016

Published online: 03 Oct 2017 *

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