Scheduling deliveries under uncertainty
Quite often transportation companies face two types of jobs, ones which they can plan themselves and ones which have to be done on call. In this paper we study the scheduling of these jobs, while we assume that job durations are known beforehand as well as windows in which the jobs need to be done. We develop several heuristics to solve the problem at hand. The most successful are based on defining an appropriate buffer. The methods are assessed in extensive experiments on two aspects, viz. efficiency, in the sense that they carry out many jobs and certainty, in the sense that they provide information beforehand about which jobs they will execute.
|Keywords||T57.79, distribution problems, stochastic scheduling|
|JEL||L23, Organization of Production (jel), M, Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting (jel), M11, Production Management (jel), R4, Transportation Systems (jel)|
|Publisher||Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM)|
Gabor, A.F, Dekker, R, van Dijk, T, & van Scheepstal, P. (2009). Scheduling deliveries under uncertainty (No. ERS-2009-040-LIS). ERIM report series research in management Erasmus Research Institute of Management. Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/16236