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VEHICLE ROUTING PROBLEM - CASE STUDY ON LOGISTICS COMPANY IN CROATIA

DOI: 10.7708/ijtte.2019.9(4).10


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Author(s)

Martina Jakara - University of Zagreb, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, Zagreb, Croatia -

Jasmina Pašagić Škrinjar - University of Zagreb, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, Zagreb, Croatia -

Nikolina Brnjac - University of Zagreb, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, Zagreb, Croatia -


Abstract

This paper defines the vehicle routing problem that logistic operators and other traffic professionals face in organizing transportation and determining the optimal routes and number of vehicles needed to provide a quality transport service. The purpose of the paper is to outline the methods used to solve the problem and to compare their application. This example shows the application of metaheuristic methods for solving vehicle routing problems of a logistics company in the Republic of Croatia. The aim of this case study is to determine the optimal solution using methods which represents such a distribution of available vehicles that generates the lowest cost.


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