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.