Research Details

A Genetic Algorithm for the Home-Delivered Meals Location-Routing Problem


Home-delivered meals (HDM) provision is a volunteer-staffed activity for which little strategic planning is currently performed. This paper presents and evaluates a Genetic Algorithm to solve the HDM location routing problem (LRP). This planning model addresses facility location, allocation of demand to facilities, and design of delivery routes, while balancing efficiency and effectiveness considerations. We provide computational results on benchmark LRP instances.

Publication Year: 2005
Type: Working Paper
Working Paper Number: 15

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