Optimising parcel deliveries in London using dual-mode routing



Nguyê n, TBT, Bektaş, T, Cherrett, TJ, McLeod, FN, Allen, J, Bates, O, Piotrowska, M, Piecyk, M, Friday, A and Wise, S
(2018) Optimising parcel deliveries in London using dual-mode routing. Journal of the Operational Research Society.

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Abstract

© 2018, © Operational Research Society 2018. Last-mile delivery operations are complex, and the conventional way of using a single mode of delivery (e.g. driving) is not necessarily an efficient strategy. This paper describes a two-level parcel distribution model that combines walking and driving for a single driver. The model aims to minimise the total travelling time by scheduling a vehicle’s routing and the driver’s walking sequence when making deliveries, taking decisions on parking locations into consideration. The model is a variant of the Clustered Travelling Salesman Problem with Time Windows, in which the sequence of visits within each cluster is required to form a closed tour. When applied to a case study of an actual vehicle round from a parcel carrier operating in London, savings of over 20% in the total operation time were returned over the current situation where 144 parcels were being delivered to 57 delivery locations.

Item Type: Article
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2018 10:01
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2019 01:10
DOI: 10.1080/01605682.2018.1480906
URI: http://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3027869
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