Real-Time Dispatch of Petroleum Tank Trucks

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Gerald G. Brown; Glenn W. Graves;
  • Journal: Management Science,volume 27,issue 1 January,pages19-32
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1287/mnsc.27.1.19
  • Subject: petroleum industry, transportation, route selection, integer programming, heuristic, integer programming, applications, vehicle dispatching

A highly automated, real-time dispatch system is described which uses embedded optimization routines to replace extensive manual operations and to reduce substantially operating costs for a nation-wide fleet of petroleum tank trucks. The system is currently used in dail... View more
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