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A hybrid constraint programming approach to the log-truck scheduling problem

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A hybrid constraint programming approach to the log-truck scheduling problem
Abstract. Scheduling problems in the forest industry have received significant attention in the recent years and have contributed many challenging applications for optimization technologies. This paper proposes a solution method based on constraint programming and mathematical programming for a log-truck scheduling problem. The problem consists of scheduling the transportation of logs between forest areas and woodmills, as well as routing the fleet of vehicles to satisfy these transportation requests. The objective is to minimize the total cost of the non-productive activities such as the waiting time of trucks and forest log-loaders and the empty driven distance of vehicles. We propose a constraint programming model to address the combined scheduling and routing problem and an integer programming model to deal with the optimization of deadheads. Both of these models are combined through the exchange of global constraints. Finally the whole approach is validated on real industrial da...
Nizar El Hachemi, Michel Gendreau, Louis-Martin Ro
Added 12 May 2011
Updated 12 May 2011
Type Journal
Year 2011
Where ANOR
Authors Nizar El Hachemi, Michel Gendreau, Louis-Martin Rousseau
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