Pickup and Delivery of Poultry in Rural Networks

Article Status: Peer-reviewed conference papers
Publication Year: 2008
Medal, H., S. J. Gade, D.and Mason, R. D. Meller, and E. A. Pohl. 2008 Industrial Engineering Research Conference. Ed. by J. Fowler and S. Mason. Vancouver, Canada, pp.1897–1902

We present a mathematical model for executing pickups and deliveries in a rural network with a fleet of capacitated vehicles under time constraints. We demonstrate the use of this model in transporting live chickens in a rural poultry network in Northwest Arkansas. This work also has relevance in hazardous material transportation and network routing in rural networks with time constraints.