TY - CHAP A1 - Che-Fu Hsueh A2 - Huey-Kuo Chen A3 - Huey-Wen Chou ED1 - Tonci Caric ED2 - Hrvoje Gold Y1 - 2008-09-01 PY - 2008 T1 - Dynamic Vehicle Routing for Relief Logistics in Natural Disasters 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. 5 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/5641 DO - 10.5772/5641 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-07-25 ER -