The Organization of Fruit Collection Transport in Conditions of Extreme Rurality: A Rural CVRP Case

Helmer Paz-Orozco, Osman Meléndez-Bermúdez, Jesús Gonzalez-Feliu, Daniel Morillo, Carlos Rey, Gustavo Gatica

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Abstract

Routing under rural conditions is a technical and logistical challenge. In classic vehicle routing, the objective is to minimize traveled distances that reduces transportation costs, mainly approximated as Euclidean. However, the type and performance of the vehicle, and the condition of the roads, must be correlated to generate realistic models. A mathematical model, based on mixed-integer programming, is proposed to determine the cost of transportation in rural conditions. The novelty of the research arises on introducing different types of roads and then circulation conditions and a global cost structure function. The study area is a rural Municipality, from Cauca-Colombia. A real intervention-research case study is defined, modelled and optimized using a commercial solver. After a fourteen-month intervention, a computational experiment is generated, which establishes only five routes. Thus, a total transportation cost of $ USD 1,546.98 is obtained with the proposed model, which supposes a reduction of 29% with respect to the transport system before the intervention.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplied Computer Sciences in Engineering - 9th Workshop on Engineering Applications, WEA 2022, Proceedings
EditorsJuan Carlos Figueroa-García, Carlos Franco, Yesid Díaz-Gutierrez, Germán Hernández-Pérez
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages234-242
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783031206108
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event9th Workshop on Engineering Applications on Applied Computer Sciences in Engineering, WEA 2022 - Bogotá, Colombia
Duration: 30 Nov 20222 Dec 2022

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume1685 CCIS
ISSN (Print)1865-0929
ISSN (Electronic)1865-0937

Conference

Conference9th Workshop on Engineering Applications on Applied Computer Sciences in Engineering, WEA 2022
Country/TerritoryColombia
CityBogotá
Period30/11/222/12/22

Keywords

  • Food supply chains
  • Mixed integer programming (MIP)
  • Perishable food
  • Rural area
  • Vehicle routing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • General Mathematics

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