The Concrete Delivery Problem (Europaeische Hochschulschriften / European University Studies / Publications Universitaires Europeennes 3315 New editio

The Concrete Delivery Problem (Europaeische Hochschulschriften / European University Studies / Publications Universitaires Europeennes 3315 New editio

By: Lasse Asbach (author)Paperback

Special OrderSpecial Order item not currently available. We'll try and order for you.

Description

How to deliver, say, 600 vehicle loads of concrete to 200 construction sites with 150 concrete mixer vehicles in order to minimize the costs? When sending where the vehicles can make big differences in costs. Since concrete stays in workable shape only for a certain time inside a vehicle, such concrete delivery problems are subject to constraints, that cannot be found in traditional vehicle routing problems. In this thesis, these logistical problems are analyzed and several models developed. An algorithm based on large neighborhood search is presented, which is capable of solving big real-life instances of such concrete delivery problems heuristically. Although the thesis is mostly concerned with static optimization, issues of and extensions to dynamism and uncertainty are discussed.

About Author

The Author: Lasse Asbach was born in Bonn in 1976. He studied computer science at the University of Bonn and received his Diploma in 2002. From 2002 to 2008 he worked as a research assistant at the Chair of Management Information Sciences at the University of Siegen, where he earned his Ph.D. in 2008.

Contents

Contents: Concrete Delivery - Ready-Mixed Concrete - Operations Research - Vehicle Routing - Vehicle Scheduling - Logistics - Large Neighborhood Search - Algorithm - Heuristic - Optimization - Static Optimization - Dynamic Optimization - Integer Programming - Constraint Programming - Just-in-Time Production.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9783631578902
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 194
  • ID: 9783631578902
  • weight: 280
  • ISBN10: 3631578903
  • edition: New edition

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly

Close