A Framework of Solving Combined Transportation and Scheduling Problem
A problem in which a given good has to be delivered from some origins to some destinations by means of a given fleet of trucks at minimum cost is discussed. For the purpose of solution the problem is split into two levels: the decision concerns the planning of trips and the vehicles needed to operate the trips have to be scheduled. The solution approach based on Lagrangean Decomposition is presented.
Prasad Yarlagadda and Yun-Hae Kim
C. F. Zhou "A Framework of Solving Combined Transportation and Scheduling Problem", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 321-324, pp. 894-897, 2013