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Section: Application Domains

Transport and logistics

Managerial problems raised by the planning of operations in transport networks, the distribution of goods, and the associated management of inventories have always been central in Operations Research. The tools of mathematical programming can bring substantial savings given the part of operation and transportation costs in the global cost of logistic. One could think that these major issues should be well resolved by now. This is simply not so. The combinatorial difficulties inherent to these problems require new techniques to increase the size of instances that can be treated. Moreover, new managerial practices and the trend of going from a hierarchical to an integrated optimization yield new problems.

Our experience in this domain includes several industrial studies:


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