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Planning for Meals-on-Wheels: Algorithms and Application
Journal of the Operational Research Society (2013)
  • Hakan Yildiz, Michigan State University
  • Michael P Johnson, Jr.
  • Stephen Roehrig, Carnegie Mellon University
Home-Delivered Meals provision, also known as Meals-on-Wheels, is a volunteer-staffed activity for which little strategic planning is performed. We develop a Memetic Algorithm to solve the Home Delivered Meals Location Routing Problem. This planning model addresses facility location, allocation of demand to facilities, and design of delivery routes, while balancing efficiency and effectiveness considerations. The case study presented on a large data set shows how trade-off curves, which are very useful for decision making, can be obtained by the method developed.
  • Community OR,
  • Location,
  • Vehicle Routing,
  • Heuristics,
  • Multi-objective
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Hakan Yildiz, Michael P Johnson and Stephen Roehrig. "Planning for Meals-on-Wheels: Algorithms and Application" Journal of the Operational Research Society Vol. 64 (2013)
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