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Routing Applications in Newspaper Delivery

Abstract

The goal of this report is to give an up-to-date account of routing applications in the newspaper business. We describe the newspaper supply chain, and focus on the “last mile” distribution that has been advocated as an application of arc routing in the literature. A literature survey is provided, followed by a discussion of the arc routing model and its adequacy to newspaper applications. A more general and normally more adequate model: The Node, Edge, and Arc Routing Problem, is discussed. Characteristics of routing problems in carrier delivery are presented, together with a case study from the development of a web-based route design and revision system. Finally, summary, conclusions, and prospects for the future are given.
Oppdragsgiver: The Research Council of Norway

Category

Report

Client

  • SINTEF AS / 90A404
  • Research Council of Norway (RCN) / 205298

Language

English

Author(s)

Affiliation

  • SINTEF Digital / Mathematics and Cybernetics

Year

2012

Publisher

SINTEF

Issue

A23753

ISBN

9788214053104

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