An Adaptive Large Neighborhood Search for the Environmentally-Extended Inventory Routing Problem

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Inventory management is one of the crucial areas in petrochemical distribution systems. Especially the distribution of fuel to filling stations necessitates a detailed planning. In this work, we model the final leg of a (real) petrochemical supply chain, namely the delivery from depots to filling stations, by an Inventory Routing Problem. The model is extended to include environmental aspects of transportation and solved using an Adaptive Large Neighborhood Search algorithm. The results of the analysis underline the advantages of Vendor Managed Inventory for this type of distribution system.
Period1 Jul 20134 Jul 2013
Event title26th European Conference on Operational Research
Event typeUnknown
Degree of RecognitionInternational