A Periodic Inventory Routing Problem at a Supermarket Chain

  title={A Periodic Inventory Routing Problem at a Supermarket Chain},
  author={Vishal Gaur and Marshall L. Fisher},
  journal={Operations Research},
Albert Heijn, BV, a supermarket chain in the Netherlands, faces a vehicle routing and delivery scheduling problem once every three to six months. Given hourly demand forecasts for each store, travel times and distances, cost parameters, and various transportation constraints, the firm seeks to determine a weekly delivery schedule specifying the times when each store should be replenished from a central distribution center, and to determine the vehicle routes that service these requirements at… CONTINUE READING

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