Title: OR techniques in real world vehicle routing
Author(s): Nebojša Gvozdenović
Abstract: OR solution techniques for vehicle routing problems led to many real world applications during the last 25 years. Recently, vehicle routing software industry offered several SaaS models. In this presentation, we first give a short survey on vehicle routing theory and practice. As a contribution, we present innovative OR techniques that resolve some challenges of the SaaS vehicle routing business. In particular, we present the fastest time and distance matrix generation technique that relies on global map APIs and opens new perspectives for real time routing. Finally, we show our innovative techniques for synchronized planning of production, inventory and transport.