Inter-auction transport optimization in the floriculture industry, by Z. Özlem Özer (with Floraholland)
June 7, 2013
In this master thesis, transportation of floriculture products between six auction centers in the Netherlands is aimed to be optimized. In order to do that routing and scheduling of trucks are necessary to have an efficient organization in a timely manner. Due to its size and the complexity, this problem cannot be solved at once. Therefore, a two-stage approach is developed specific to our study: a mathematical model followed by a heuristic, where the trucks are firstly routed and then scheduled sequentially.