Journal article

A multi-depot travelling salesman problem and its iterative and integrated approaches

W Ho, P Ji, PK Dey

International Journal of Operational Research | Inderscience | Published : 2006

Abstract

Resource allocation is one of the major decision problems arising in higher education. Resources This paper formulates a logistics distribution problem as the multi-depot travelling salesman problem (MDTSP). The decision makers not only have to determine the travelling sequence of the salesman for delivering finished products from a warehouse or depot to a customer, but also need to determine which depot stores which type of products so that the total travelling distance is minimised. The MDTSP is similar to the combination of the travelling salesman and quadratic assignment problems. In this paper, the two individual hard problems or models are formulated first. Then, the problems are integ..

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