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Vehicle Routing: Problems, Methods, and Applications, Second Edition

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by Paolo Toth and Daniele Vigo


2014 / xviii + 463 pages / Softcover / ISBN: 978-1-611973-58-7 / List Price $123.00 / MOS/SIAM Member Price $86.10 / Order Code MO18

Keywords: vehicle routing, logistics, combinatorial optimization, heuristic algortihms, exact algorithms, transportation science


This second edition replaces The Vehicle Routing Problem (DT09, ISBN: 978-0-898715-79-8), which is no longer available.

Vehicle routing problems, among the most studied in combinatorial optimization, arise in many practical contexts (freight distribution and collection, transportation, garbage collection, newspaper delivery, etc.). Operations researchers have made significant developments in the algorithms for their solution, and Vehicle Routing: Problems, Methods, and Applications, Second Edition reflects these advances. The text of the new edition is either completely new or significantly revised and

  • provides extensive and complete state-of-the-art coverage of vehicle routing by those who have done most of the innovative research in the area;
  • emphasizes methodology related to specific classes of vehicle routing problems and, since vehicle routing is used as a benchmark for all new solution techniques, contains a complete overview of current solutions to combinatorial optimization problems;
  • includes several chapters on important and emerging applications, such as disaster relief and green vehicle routing.

This book is intended for both researchers and graduate level students in operations research and applied mathematics. Practitioners will find this book particularly useful. Readers need a basic knowledge of the main methods for the solution of combinatorial optimization problems.

About the Editors
Paolo Toth is Professor Emeritus at Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna, where he was a Full Professor of Combinatorial Optimization in the Department of Electrical, Electronic, and Information Engineering “Guglielmo Marconi” from 1983 to 2013. He is the author of more than 170 papers and five books, and he serves on the editorial boards of several journals in the areas of operations research and transportation science. Among the several international awards he has received are the Harold Larnder Memorial Lecture (annual Award of CORS, the Canadian Operations Research Society, 1998), the "EURO Gold Medal" (the highest distinction within Operational Research in Europe, 1998), a doctorate honoris causa in operations research (University of Montreal, 2003), and the Robert Herman Lifetime Achievement Award in Transportation Science (Transportation Science and Logistics Society of INFORMS, 2005). He was named a VeRoLog Fellow in 2012. His research interests include operational research and mathematical programming methodologies.

Daniele Vigo is Full Professor of Operations Research at the Department of Electrical, Electronic, and Information Engineering “Guglielmo Marconi” of Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna. He is author of about 100 papers and book chapters, editor of several journal special issues, and coeditor with Paolo Toth of The Vehicle Routing Problem (SIAM, 2002). He was awarded the first prize of FARO competition organized by the Italian Railways in 1995 (with Alberto Caprara, Matteo Fischetti, and Paolo Toth) and was a finalist for the Wagner Prize and twice for the EURO Excellence in Practice Award. He is founder and coordinator of VeRoLog, the EURO working group on Vehicle Routing and Logistics Optimization. His research interests are related to the design and implementation of exact and heuristic algorithms for combinatorial optimization problems arising in application areas such as vehicle routing, industrial cutting and packing, and crew management. He is also active in applied research in logistics, energy production, and resource management.


ISBN: 9781611973587
ISBN: 9780898715798 (1e)

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