- Research Grants
|Support type:||Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation|
|Effective date (Start):||March 01, 2014|
|Effective date (End):||February 28, 2015|
|Field of knowledge:||Engineering - Production Engineering|
|Principal Investigator:||Roberto Fernandes Tavares Neto|
|Home Institution:||Centro de Ciências Exatas e de Tecnologia (CCET). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). São Carlos , SP, Brazil|
Both scheduling and vehicle routing problems have been proved to be extremely relevant both on the theoretical and practical fields. However, a few number of researches was published about the integration of those two problems. A preliminary bibliographic review shows that this integration, although can bring a significantly large complexity for those problems, can generate extreme relevant results in real-world scenarios. The objective of this project proposal is to study how this integration can be used to minimize the mean tardiness in an integrated production-distribution system. To perform this analysis, two approaches will be used: mathematical programming and a heuristic. The main goals are: (i) obtain a mathematical model to solve the problem; (ii) to generate a set of public benchmarks; (iii) to elaborate a heuristic strategy to solve larger instances of the problem.