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Real-time Multi-period truckload routing problems

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dc.contributor.advisor Patrick Jaillet. en_US
dc.contributor.author Limpaitoon, Tanachai en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Operations Research Center. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2008-11-07T14:11:00Z
dc.date.available 2008-11-07T14:11:00Z
dc.date.copyright 2008 en_US
dc.date.issued 2008 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/42926
dc.description Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering; and, (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management, Operations Research Center, 2008. en_US
dc.description This electronic version was submitted by the student author. The certified thesis is available in the Institute Archives and Special Collections. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 99-102). en_US
dc.description.abstract In this thesis we consider a multi-period truckload pick-up and delivery problem dealing with real-time requests over a finite time horizon. We introduce the notion of postponement of requests, whereby the company can postpone some requests to the next day in order to improve its operational efficiency. The postponed requests must then be served on the next day. The daily costs of operation include costs associated with the trucks' empty travel distances and costs associated with postponement. The revenues are directly proportional to the length of job requests. We evaluate the profits of various re-optimization policies with the possibility of postponement. Another important notion of trucking operation corresponds to repositioning strategies which exploit probabilistic knowledge about future demands. A new repositioning strategy is proposed here to provide better decisions. For both notions, extensive computational results are provided under a general simulation framework. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Tanachai Limpaitoon. en_US
dc.format.extent 102 p. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.rights.uri http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582 en_US
dc.subject Civil and Environmental Engineering. en_US
dc.subject Operations Research Center. en_US
dc.title Real-time Multi-period truckload routing problems en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree S.M. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Operations Research Center. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 248705840 en_US


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