Applying an Integrated Approach to Vehicle and Crew Scheduling in Practice
This paper deals with a practical application of an integrated approach to vehicle and crew scheduling, that we have developed previously. Computational results have shown that our approach can be applied to problems of practical size. However, application of the approach to the actual problems that one encounters in practice, is not always straightforward. This is mainly due to the existence of particular constraints that can be regarded as \\house rules" of the public transport company under consideration. In this paper we apply our approach to problems of individual bus lines of the RET, the Rotterdam public transport company, where particular constraints should be satisfied. Furthermore, we investigate the impact of allowing drivers to change vehicle during a break. Currently, the rule at the RET is that such changeovers are only allowed in split duties; they are never allowed in other type of duties. We show that it is already possible to save crews if for the non-split duties, restricted changeovers are allowed.
|Keywords||Lagrangian relaxation, column generation, crew scheduling, integrated planning, vehicle scheduling|
|Publisher||Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM)|
Freling, R., Huisman, D., & Wagelmans, A.P.M.. (2000). Applying an Integrated Approach to Vehicle and Crew Scheduling in Practice (No. ERS-2000-31-LIS). Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/40