Pro-active Dynamic Vehicle Routing

Real-Time Control and Request-Forecasting Approaches to Improve Customer Service

Author: Francesco Ferrucci

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642334725

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 319

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This book deals with transportation processes denoted as the Real-time Distribution of Perishable Goods (RDOPG). The book presents three contributions that are made to the field of transportation. First, a model considering the minimization of customer inconvenience is formulated. Second, a pro-active real-time control approach is proposed. Stochastic knowledge is generated from past request information by a new forecasting approach and is used in the pro-active approach to guide vehicles to request-likely areas before real requests arrive there. Various computational results are presented to show that in many cases the pro-active approach is able to achieve significantly improved results. Moreover, a measure for determining the structural quality of request data sets is also proposed. The third contribution of this book is a method that is presented for considering driver inconvenience aspects which arise from vehicle en-route diversion activities. Specifically, this method makes it possible to restrict the number of performed vehicle en-route diversion activities.​

Mendel 2015

Recent Advances in Soft Computing

Author: Radek Matoušek

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319198246

Category: Computers

Page: 388

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This book is a collection of selected accepted papers of Mendel conference that has been held in Brno, Czech Republic in June 2015. The book contents three chapters which represent recent advances in soft computing including intelligent image processing and bio-inspired robotics.: Chapter 1: Evolutionary Computing, and Swarm intelligence, Chapter 2: Neural Networks, Self-organization, and Machine Learning, and Chapter3: Intelligent Image Processing, and Bio-inspired Robotics. The Mendel conference was established in 1995, and it carries the name of the scientist and Augustinian priest Gregor J. Mendel who discovered the famous Laws of Heredity. In 2015 we are commemorating 150 years since Mendel's lectures, which he presented in Brno on February and March 1865. The main aim of the conference was to create a periodical possibility for students, academics and researchers to exchange their ideas and novel research methods.

Parallel Problem Solving from Nature – PPSN XIV

14th International Conference, Edinburgh, UK, September 17-21, 2016, Proceedings

Author: Julia Handl,Emma Hart,Peter R. Lewis,Manuel López-Ibáñez,Gabriela Ochoa,Ben Paechter

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331945823X

Category: Computers

Page: 1026

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Parallel Problem Solving from Nature, PPSN 2016, held in Edinburgh, UK, in September 2016. The total of 93 revised full papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 224 submissions. The meeting began with four workshops which offered an ideal opportunity to explore specific topics in intelligent transportation Workshop, landscape-aware heuristic search, natural computing in scheduling and timetabling, and advances in multi-modal optimization. PPSN XIV also included sixteen free tutorials to give us all the opportunity to learn about new aspects: gray box optimization in theory; theory of evolutionary computation; graph-based and cartesian genetic programming; theory of parallel evolutionary algorithms; promoting diversity in evolutionary optimization: why and how; evolutionary multi-objective optimization; intelligent systems for smart cities; advances on multi-modal optimization; evolutionary computation in cryptography; evolutionary robotics - a practical guide to experiment with real hardware; evolutionary algorithms and hyper-heuristics; a bridge between optimization over manifolds and evolutionary computation; implementing evolutionary algorithms in the cloud; the attainment function approach to performance evaluation in EMO; runtime analysis of evolutionary algorithms: basic introduction; meta-model assisted (evolutionary) optimization. The papers are organized in topical sections on adaption, self-adaption and parameter tuning; differential evolution and swarm intelligence; dynamic, uncertain and constrained environments; genetic programming; multi-objective, many-objective and multi-level optimization; parallel algorithms and hardware issues; real-word applications and modeling; theory; diversity and landscape analysis.

Introduction to Distribution Logistics

Author: Paolo Brandimarte,Giulio Zotteri

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470170045

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 608

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unique introduction to distribution logistics that focuses on both quantitative modeling and practical business issues Introduction to Distribution Logistics presents a complete and balanced treatment of distribution logistics by covering both applications and the required theoretical background, therefore extending its reach to practitioners and students in a range of disciplines such as management, engineering, mathematics, and statistics. The authors emphasize the variety and complexity of issues and sub-problems surrounding distribution logistics as well as the limitations and scope of applicability of the proposed quantitative tools. Throughout the book, readers are provided with the quantitative approaches needed to handle real-life management problems, and areas of study include: Supply chain management Network design and transportation Demand forecasting Inventory control in single- and multi-echelon systems Incentives in the supply chain Vehicle routing Complete with extensive appendices on probability and statistics as well as mathematical programming, Introduction to Distribution Logistics is a valuable text for distribution logistics courses at both the advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate levels in a variety of disciplines, and prior knowledge of production planning is not assumed. The book also serves as a useful reference for practitioners in the fields of applied mathematics and statistics, manufacturing engineering, business management, and operations research. The book's related Web site includes additional sections and numerical illustrations.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Academic libraries

Page: N.A

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Supply Chain Scheduling

Author: Jan Herrmann

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3834986674

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 163

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Supply Chain Scheduling erfährt in Literatur und Unternehmenspraxis eine zunehmende Aufmerksamkeit. Der Autor arbeitet die Lösung und Modellierung eines unternehmensübergreifendes Ablaufplanungsproblems heraus, um das Kostensenkungspotenzial der Kooperation auf der operativen Ebene der gemeinsamen Maschinenbelegungs- und Transportplanung zu quantifizieren.

Graphen und Digraphen

Eine Einführung in die Graphentheorie

Author: Lutz Volkmann

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3709191440

Category: Mathematics

Page: 305

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Dieses Buch ist aus Vorlesungen hervorgegangen, die der Autor regelmäßig an der RWTH Aachen für Studenten der Mathematik und Informatik gehalten hat. Folgende Themen werden ausführlich behandelt: Bäume, Euler- und Hamiltonsche Graphen, Matching- und Faktortheorie, Überdeckungen, AbsorptionsmengeÄn, planare Graphen, Kanten- und Eckenfärbungen, mehrfacher Zusammenhang und Netzwerktheorie. Das Werk bietet eine moderne und exakte Einführung in die Theorie der endlichen Graphen und Digraphen, welche nahezu alle fundamentalen Begriffsbildungen und die wichtigsten klassischen Ergebnisse enthält. Neben neuen und kurzen Beweisen bekannter Resultate findet der Leser einige aktuelle Forschungsergebnisse, die in keinem anderen Lehrbuch zu finden sind. Darüber hinaus werden eine Vielzahl von graphentheoretischen Algorithmen vorgestellt, die hochinteressante Anwendungen in Wirtschaft, Technik und Naturwissenschaften haben. Das Buch setzt außer Vertrautheit mit Elementarmathematik (vollständige Induktion, elementare Kombinatorik, Matrizen und Determinanten) keine besonderen Kenntnisse voraus.

Supply Chain Management und Advanced Planning

Konzepte, Modelle und Software

Author: Hartmut Stadtler,Christoph Kilger,Herbert Meyr

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783642141300

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 471

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Das Buch führt in die Grundlagen des Supply Chain Managements (SCM) und dessen Planung ein. Insbesondere werden moderne Advanced Planning Systeme (APS), ihre wesentlichen Funktionalitäten sowie die Planungskonzepte beschrieben, die zur Implementierung mit APS geeignet sind. Die Autoren erläutern, wie Supply Chains modelliert und wie APS-Projekte erfolgreich in der Industrie umgesetzt werden können. Das Buch spiegelt langjährige Erfahrung mit APS wider und verbindet Praxiswissen mit theoretischen Grundlagen aus der Wissenschaft.

Sehen lernen

mit Wertstromdesign die Wertschöpfung erhöhen und Verschwendung beseitigen

Author: Mike Rother,John Shook

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783980952118


Page: 96

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