Title: Complex vehicle transport problems: taxonomy, new variants, challenges and solution methodology

Authors: Jalel Euchi

Addresses: LOGIQ Laboratory, Higher Institute of Industrial Management, Sfax University, Sfax, Tunisia

Abstract: Due to appeared of several and new alternatives of vehicle routing problems (VRPs) in the last years, the contributions focus on design of traffic flow and transportation systems, vehicle routing, and other important aspects of supply chain management such as dynamic routing, multi commodity problems, inventory management, lot sizing, and lot scheduling. In this paper, we are going to present an extensive review of the general vehicle routing problem then we are going to focus on the problematic approaches in this field. For each one of these problematic, a positioning compared to this state of the art will be developed. In the first part a synthesis of literature review devoted to the complex and logistic transport problems in general and a transport problem with limited fleet and common carrier in particular with stochastic and dynamic vehicle routing problem. In the second part, a description of the vehicle routing problem with mathematical formulations will be presented. The different variants of this problem will be approached.

Keywords: logistic; transportation; routing; state of the art.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLEG.2017.088065

International Journal of Logistics Economics and Globalisation, 2017 Vol.6 No.4, pp.332 - 355

Received: 19 Mar 2017
Accepted: 22 May 2017

Published online: 16 Nov 2017 *

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