TY - CHAP A1 - Tonči Carić A2 - Ante Galić A3 - Juraj Fosin A4 - Hrvoje Gold A5 - Andreas Reinholz ED1 - Tonci Caric ED2 - Hrvoje Gold Y1 - 2008-09-01 PY - 2008 T1 - A Modelling and Optimization Framework for Real-World Vehicle Routing Problems N2 - The Vehicle Routing Problem (VRP) dates back to the end of the fifties of the last century when Dantzig and Ramser set the mathematical programming formulation and algorithmic approach to solve the problem of delivering gasoline to service stations. Since then the interest in VRP evolved from a small group of mathematicians to a broad range of researchers and practitioners from different disciplines who are involved in this field today. Nine chapters of this book present recent improvements, innovative ideas and concepts regarding the vehicle routing problem. It will be of interest to students, researchers and practitioners with knowledge of the main methods for the solution of the combinatorial optimization problems. BT - Vehicle Routing Problem SP - Ch. 2 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/5790 DO - 10.5772/5790 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2019-12-12 ER -