Scholarly Research Excellence
@article{(International Science Index):http://waset.org/publications/719,
  title    = {How to Build and Evaluate a Solution Method: An Illustration for the Vehicle Routing Problem},
  author    = {Nicolas Zufferey},
  country   = {},
  institution={},
  abstract  = {The vehicle routing problem (VRP) is a famous combinatorial optimization problem. Because of its well-known difficulty, metaheuristics are the most appropriate methods to tackle large and realistic instances. The goal of this paper is to highlight the key ideas for designing VRP metaheuristics according to the following criteria: efficiency, speed, robustness, and ability to take advantage of the problem structure. Such elements can obviously be used to build solution methods for other combinatorial optimization problems, at least in the deterministic field.
},
    journal   = {International Journal of Social, Behavioral, Educational, Economic, Business and Industrial Engineering},  volume    = {7},
  number    = {1},
  year      = {2013},
  pages     = {60 - 64},
  ee        = {http://waset.org/publications/719},
  url       = {http://waset.org/Publications?p=73},
  bibsource = {http://waset.org/Publications},
  issn      = {eISSN:1307-6892},
  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
  index     = {International Science Index 73, 2013},
}