The effect of adding stops to a delivery route

Breanna Bassett, Natarajan Gautam

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Abstract

In a world where shipping is guaranteed in record times, it has never been more important for businesses to perfect their distribution methods. Whether the enterprise is food, merchandise, or service delivery, it is critical that one understands the fundamentals of on-demand delivery planning. The purpose of this paper is to develop an approach to map the expected total distance in a delivery route as a function of the number of nodes, or stops, along the route. We consider both the case where the node orders are prioritized in a first come first served basis and are therefore considered fair, as well as the case where the order of the nodes is optimized to decrease the total distance. The results are benchmarked using delivery locations in three cities in the United States.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIISE Annual Conference and Expo 2019
PublisherInstitute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, IISE
ISBN (Electronic)9781713814092
StatePublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event2019 Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers Annual Conference and Expo, IISE 2019 - Orlando, United States
Duration: May 18 2019May 21 2019

Publication series

NameIISE Annual Conference and Expo 2019

Conference

Conference2019 Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers Annual Conference and Expo, IISE 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period5/18/195/21/19

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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