Measuring and managing the learning requirements of route reoptimization of delivery vehicle drivers (ABSTRACT)
published: 2002 | Research publication | Refereed Journals - ODS
Haughton, M.A. (2002). "Measuring and managing the learning requirements of route reoptimization of delivery vehicle drivers". The Journal of Business Logistics, 23 (2), 45-66.
ABSTRACT: The focus of this paper comprises the introduction, estimation, and modeling of a set of metrics to depict the extent to which the use of route reoptimization places a requirement on delivery vehicle drivers to learn delivery routes that they might not otherwise need to know. Using travel distance, it explicitly analyzes the performance of a vehicle routing tactic that is used in practice to limit the learning requirement. The paper also clarifies how the metrics are affected by the capacity of delivery vehicles, and the frequency of customers' orders for delivery. The regression models developed to characterize the behavior of the metrics proved to be quite accurate. To further demonstrate the application of the research, the paper analyzes a case containing some of the practical complexities of genuine vehicle routing problems.
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