What is VRP?

The vehicle routing problem (VRP) is a combinatorial optimization and nonlinear programming problem seeking to service a number of customers with a fleet of vehicles. Proposed by Dantzig and Ramser in 1959, VRP is an important problem in the fields of transportation, distribution and logistics. [cf. wikipedia.org]

Goods, passengers, mail posts are some examples of the transported objects. The aim of the solution of a VRP is usually to find the minimum cost or distance by serving maximum number of customer requests (or orders) subject to some constraints.

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