Route reoptimization's impact on delivery efficiency (ABSTRACT)
published: 2002 | Research publication | Refereed Journals - ODS
Haughton, M.A. (2002). "Route reoptimization's impact on delivery efficiency". Transportation Research Part E: The Logistics & Transportation Review, 38 (1), 53-63.
ABSTRACT: A drawback of daily reoptimization of delivery routes as a response tactic to randomly fluctuating customer demands concerns inefficiencies in actual freight deliveries to customers. Underlying these inefficiencies are route reoptimization's potentially erratic day-to-day changes in delivery routes, and hence, highly unstable route assignments for delivery vehicle drivers. This study's primary contributions are that it develops, quantifies, and models a robust metric for assessing the resulting requirements that the instability places on drivers to learn multiple routing assignments. A key research result is that regression analysis can be used to model the behavior of a metric.
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