Motivated by a planned automated cargo transportation network, we consider transportation problems in which the finite capacity of resources (such as vehicles, docks, parking places) has to be taken into account. For such problems, it is often even difficult to construct a good feasible solution. We present a flexible modeling methodology which allows to construct, evaluate, and improve feasible solutions. This new modeling approach is evaluated on instances stemming from a simulation model of the planned cargo transportation system.
|Title of host publication||Container Terminals and Automated Transport Systems|
|Subtitle of host publication||Logistics Control Issues and Quantitative Decision Support|
|Editors||Hans-Otto Günther, Kap Hwan Kim|
|Place of Publication||Berlin|
|Number of pages||20|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|