Rich routing problems arising in supply chain management

Verena Schmid, Karl F. Doerner, Gilbert Laporte

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The purpose of this paper is to provide basic models for highly relevant extensions of the classical vehicle routing problem in the context of supply chain management. The classical vehicle routing problem is extended in various ways. We will especially focus on extensions with respect to lotsizing, scheduling, packing, batching, inventory and intermodality. The proposed models allow for a more efficient use of resources, while explicitly taking into account interdependencies among the subproblems. The contribution of this survey is twofold: (i) it provides an overview of recent and suitable literature for the interested scholar and (ii) it presents six integrative models for the above mentioned extensions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)435-448
Number of pages14
JournalEuropean Journal of Operational Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2013


  • Modeling
  • Routing
  • Supply chain management
  • Survey

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Information Systems and Management


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