A heuristic algorithm for the free newspaper delivery problem

@article{Archetti2013AHA,
  title={A heuristic algorithm for the free newspaper delivery problem},
  author={Claudia Archetti and Karl F. Doerner and Fabien Tricoire},
  journal={European Journal of Operational Research},
  year={2013},
  volume={230},
  pages={245-257}
}
This paper addresses the problem of finding an effective distribution plan to deliver free newspapers from a production plant to subway, bus, or tram stations. The overall goal is to combine two factors: first, the free newspaper producing company wants to minimize the number of vehicle trips needed to distribute all newspapers produced at the production plant. Second, the company is interested in minimizing the time needed to consume all newspapers, i.e., the time needed to get all the… CONTINUE READING

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