Operational Freight Carrier Planning Basic Concepts, Optimization Models and Advanced Memetic Algorithms

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Operational Freight Carrier Planning Basic Concepts, Optimization Models and Advanced Memetic Algorithms

Jörn Schönberger, «Operational Freight Carrier Planning Basic Concepts, Optimization Models and Advanced Memetic Algorithms»
Springer | ISBN 3540253181 | January 2005 | PDF | 164 Pages | 8,74 Mb

The modern freight carrier business requires a sophisticated automatic decision support in order to ensure the efficiency and reliability and therefore the survival of transport service providers. This book addresses these challenges and provides generic decision models for the short-term operations planning as well as advanced metaheuristics to obtain efficient operation plans. After a thorough analysis of the operations planning in the freight carrier business, decision models are derived. Their suitability is proven within a large number of numerical experiments, in which a new class of hybrid genetic search approaches demonstrate their appropriateness.

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