Discrete-event based vehicle dispatching and scheduling in multicommodity transportation
Date of Issue2013
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Multi-commodity flow network has been widely studied and is \he basis of transportation models ofMaterial Handling Systems, railroad networks, CansshiPment facilities etc. A lot of cost is incurred in movement of items within and outside a production centre or facility. Thus optimization of such networks is an important issue. Largely this problem has been dealt with using mathematical models which fall short on modeling uncontrollable events and describing infmite precedence relations thus have limited expressiveness. .