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This paper describes the development and implementation of an optimization model used to resolve disruptions to an operating schedule in the rail industry. Alterations to the existing train timetable and crewing roster are made simultaneously in real time—previous treatments in the literature have always decoupled these two problems and solved them in(More)
Benders' decomposition is a well-known technique for solving large linear programs with a special structure. In particular it is a popular technique for solving multi-stage stochastic linear programming problems. Early termination in the subproblems generated during Benders' decomposition (assuming dual feasibility) produces valid cuts which are inexact in(More)
The aircrew-scheduling problem consists of two important subproblems: the tours-of-duty planning problem to generate minimum-cost tours of duty (sequences of duty periods and rest periods) to cover all scheduled flights, and the rostering problem to assign tours of duty to individual crew members. Between 1986 and 1999, Air New Zealand staff and consultants(More)
Forest Harvest Scheduling problems incorporating area-based restrictions have been of great practical interest for several years, but only recently have advances been made that allow them to be efficiently solved. One significant development has made use of formulation strengthening using the Cluster Packing Problem. This improved formulation has allowed(More)