Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/157488
Authors: 
Zibaei, Sedighe
Hafezalkotob, Ashkan
Ghashami, Seyed Sajad
Year of Publication: 
2016
Citation: 
[Journal:] Journal of Industrial Engineering International [ISSN:] 2251-712X [Volume:] 12 [Year:] 2016 [Pages:] 271-286
Abstract: 
In this paper, a novel methodology is proposed to solve a cooperative multi-depot vehicle routing problem. We establish a mathematical model for multi-owner VRP in which each owner (i.e. player) manages single or multiple depots. The basic idea consists of offering an option that owners cooperatively manage the VRP to save their costs. We present cooperative game theory techniques for cost saving allocations which are obtained from various coalitions of owners. The methodology is illustrated with a numerical example in which different coalitions of the players are evaluated along with the results of cooperation and cost saving allocation methods.
Subjects: 
Multi depot vehicle routing problem
Cooperation
Coalition
Cooperative game theory
Cost saving allocation
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Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Document Type: 
Article

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