A Solution for Transportation Planning in Supply Chain


1 School of Engineering,Sharif University of Technology

2 Department of Engineering,Sharif University of Technology


An advanced optimization system for Vehicle Routing and Scheduling Problems (VRSP),
which is one of the Supply Chain Planning modules, is introduced. An object oriented system, Computer
Aided Routing and Scheduling (CARS) can handle complicated distribution models using advanced
heuristic optimization algorithms. To classify various types of routing and scheduling problems in a
structured manner, a classi cation scheme is introduced based on the main objects of VRSP. Also, the
modeling and solution approach in the CARS optimization engine has been elaborated. Main static and
dynamic objects of the system as well as their relationships and interactions have been explained. The
user interface in addition to the planning and operational features of the system is described in detail.