An Iterated Local Search algorithm for the Traveling Salesman Problem with Pickups and Deliveries

Anand Subramanian, Maria Battarra

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The Travelling Salesman Problem with Pickups and Deliveries (TSPPD) consists in designing a minimum cost tour that starts at the depot, provides either a pickup or delivery service to each of the customers and returns to the depot, in such a way that the vehicle capacity is not exceeded in any part of the tour. In this paper, the TSPPD is solved by considering a metaheuris-tic algorithm based on Iterated Local Search with Variable Neighbourhood Descent and Random neighbourhood ordering. Our aim is to propose a fast, flexible and easy to code algorithm, also capable of producing high quality solutions. The results of our computational experience show that the algorithm finds or improves the best known results reported in the literature within reasonable computational time.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)402-409
JournalJournal of the Operational Research Society
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2013


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