Uncertainty and Dynamicity in Real-World Vehicle Routing (Student Abstract)
Keywords:Vehicle Routing, Stochastic Problems, Dynamic Problems, Freight Transportation, Heuristic Search
AbstractInterest in vehicle routing problems (VRP) with stochastic and dynamic elements has grown in the past decade. Despite numerous contributions in this area, the handling of uncertainties and dynamic changes in complex VRPs received little attention. Based on our experience from industrial practice, we discuss why accounting for uncertainties and dynamic changes is crucial for the applicability of the produced routing plans. Then, we first identify and justify the best-suited direction to address dynamicity and uncertainties in real-world VRPs. Second, we outline the key concepts and ideas of our approach to finally demonstrate that it is realistic to implement them efficiently.