An Effective Genetic Algorithm for the Vehicle Routing Problem with Multiple Depots
The vehicle routing problem with multiple depots was considered in this paper, and a genetic algorithm for the proposed problem was designed to minimize the vehicle number and total travel distance. Performances are compared with other heuristics recently published in the literature, the computational results show that the proposed approaches produce high quality results within a reasonable computing time.
Helen Zhang, Gang Shen and David Jin
Y. Y. Li and C. S. Liu, "An Effective Genetic Algorithm for the Vehicle Routing Problem with Multiple Depots", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 204-210, pp. 283-287, 2011