TY - JOUR

T1 - Approximation algorithms for the capacitated traveling salesman problem with pickups and deliveries

AU - Anily, Shoshana

AU - Bramel, Julien

PY - 1999/9

Y1 - 1999/9

N2 - We consider the Capacitated Traveling Salesman Problem with Pickups and Deliveries (CTSPPD). This problem is characterized by a set of n pickup points and a set of n delivery points. A single product is available at the pickup points which must be brought to the delivery points. A vehicle of limited capacity is available to perform this task. The problem is to determine the tour the vehicle should follow so that the total distance traveled is minimized, each load at a pickup point is picked up, each delivery point receives its shipment and the vehicle capacity is not violated. We present two polynomial-time approximation algorithms for this problem and analyze their worst-case bounds.

AB - We consider the Capacitated Traveling Salesman Problem with Pickups and Deliveries (CTSPPD). This problem is characterized by a set of n pickup points and a set of n delivery points. A single product is available at the pickup points which must be brought to the delivery points. A vehicle of limited capacity is available to perform this task. The problem is to determine the tour the vehicle should follow so that the total distance traveled is minimized, each load at a pickup point is picked up, each delivery point receives its shipment and the vehicle capacity is not violated. We present two polynomial-time approximation algorithms for this problem and analyze their worst-case bounds.

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U2 - 10.1002/(SICI)1520-6750(199909)46:6<654::AID-NAV4>3.0.CO;2-A

DO - 10.1002/(SICI)1520-6750(199909)46:6<654::AID-NAV4>3.0.CO;2-A

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AN - SCOPUS:0033347983

SN - 0894-069X

VL - 46

SP - 654

EP - 670

JO - Naval Research Logistics

JF - Naval Research Logistics

IS - 6

ER -