Solving vehicle routing problem with time windows using metaheuristic approaches

Aydinalp Z., Özgen D.

International Journal of Intelligent Computing and Cybernetics, vol.2022, no.2022, pp.1-10, 2022 (Journal Indexed in ESCI)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2022 Issue: 2022
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1108/ijicc-01-2022-0021
  • Title of Journal : International Journal of Intelligent Computing and Cybernetics
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-10


Drugs are strategic products with essential functions in human health. An optimum design of the pharmaceutical supply chain is critical to avoid economic damage and adverse effects on human health. The vehicle-routing problem, focused on finding the lowest-cost routes with available vehicles and constraints, such as time constraints and road length, is an important aspect of this. In this paper, the vehicle routing problem (VRP) for a pharmaceutical company in Turkey is discussed.