Application and evaluation of a cost apportionment approach for integrating tour planning aspects into applied location planning
First online: 14.07.2012
Cite this article as: Böttcher, M., Schneider, H. & Hackstein, L. Logist. Res. (2012) 5: 65. doi:10.1007/s12159-012-0081-1
In this paper, aspects of tour planning are included approximately into location planning for a distribution network, using a cost apportionment approach. This approach can be used with little effort to solve problems involving up to 4,000 customers in acceptable computation time. The developed approach is analyzed and evaluated on test instances that are based partly on real distribution data. This is performed by comparing the results of the cost apportionment approach with those of a classical location planning which does not explicitly take into account aspects of tour planning.
Location planning Location routing problem LRP Cost apportionment Tour planning Vehicle routing problem VRP P-median problem PMP