Scheduling of road vehicles in sugarcane transport: A case study at an Australian sugar mill

@article{Higgins2006SchedulingOR,
  title={Scheduling of road vehicles in sugarcane transport: A case study at an Australian sugar mill},
  author={Andrew J. Higgins},
  journal={European Journal of Operational Research},
  year={2006},
  volume={170},
  pages={987-1000}
}
Pressure to remain internationally competitive has forced Australian sugar mills to reduce capital and operational costs. Improved scheduling of road transport vehicles provides one such opportunity, as it would reduce vehicle queue and mill idle times and hence the number of vehicles needed. It is difficult for mill traffic officers to produce good transport schedules manually due to the need to service a large number of harvesters in different locations. To address this issue, research was… CONTINUE READING
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