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Quiz 9A Vehicle Routing
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Following graduation at UNT, you have accepted a position with one of the largest retailers in North America. Due to the growth in Internet sales, you have been asked to make a presentation to the executive team regarding your actions to route delivery vehicles. Why do you believe the executive team has such an interest in vehicle routing?
They want to ensure delivery service levels are achieved but at the lowest possible cost
You have been asked to route two vehicles through the network shown below. Which principle would you most likely use to initially determine how to assign customers to the two vehicles [routes].
Retailers often confront a delivery scenario similar to the one shown in the graphic below. The routing in this scenario could be improved by:
Forming clusters and delivering to each cluster on different days
This diagram demonstrates a situation where one of the heuristic principles of vehicle routing has been violated. Which heuristic principle addresses this situation?
Route should not have crossed paths
A problem sometimes encountered in routing vehicles is a pickup or delivery location that is greatly removed from the other locations in terms of distance or time (see point X below). Based on the principles described in the vehicle routing reading, what action would be most appropriate?
Outsource to another carrier
When routing vehicles, several constraints may be encountered such as:
delivery time windows
You have been asked to provide a technique that will allow even Dr Pohlen to quickly route a single vehicle through a network similar to the following. Which of the following heuristics would you use?
Which of the following heuristics includes vehicle capacity as a consideration in building routes?
Ray Sweep heuristic
Which of the heuristical approaches covered in the reading initially assigns a separate vehicle to each location and then systematically combines routes based on the ability to minimize total distance traveled?
This routing model considers whether multiple LTL or parcel shipments should occur on a frequent basis or whether these shipments should be combined into larger, LTL or TL shipments occurring less frequently.
The freight consolidation model
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