In this paper the problem of distributing newspapers is treated. After a general introduction on this topic, a mathematical model for a hierarchical distribution system is given explicitly and a heuristic consisting of several solution techniques is described. Furthermore, some results of the application of this heuristic in a study performed for a Dutch regional newspaper are presented and discussed. There is also an indication as to how the approach could be improved.
Mantel, R., & Fontein, M. (1993). A practical solution for a newspaper distribution problem. International journal of production economics, 30(31), 591-600. https://doi.org/10.1016/0925-5273(93)90124-4