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A list based threshold accepting algorithm for the capacitated vehicle routing problem. (English) Zbl 1024.90018
Summary: The aim of this study is to describe a new stochastic search meta-heuristic algorithm for solving the capacitated vehicle routing problem, termed as the list based threshold accepting algorithm. The main advantage of this algorithm over the majority of other meta-heuristics is that it produces quite satisfactory solutions in reasonable amount of time by tuning only one parameter of the algorithm. This property makes this algorithm a reliable and a practical tool for every decision support system designed for solving real life vehicle routing problems.

90B20 Traffic problems in operations research
90C59 Approximation methods and heuristics in mathematical programming
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