ŠEDIVÝ, Josef and Jiří ČEJKA. Optimisation of Distribution Routes for Branch Office of Česká pošta, s.p. (Czech Post). In Gašparík, J., Zitrický, V., Bartuška, L., Čamaj, J. Transportation Research Procedia. Volume 53. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier B.V., 2021. p. 252-257, 328 pp. ISSN 2352-1465.
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Original name Optimisation of Distribution Routes for Branch Office of Česká pošta, s.p. (Czech Post)
Authors ŠEDIVÝ, Josef (203 Czech Republic, guarantor, belonging to the institution) and Jiří ČEJKA (203 Czech Republic, belonging to the institution).
Edition Volume 53. Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Transportation Research Procedia, p. 252-257, 328 pp. 2021.
Publisher Elsevier B.V.
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Original language English
Type of outcome Proceedings paper
Field of Study 10102 Applied mathematics
Country of publisher Netherlands
Confidentiality degree is not subject to a state or trade secret
Publication form electronic version available online
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RIV identification code RIV/75081431:_____/21:00002101
Organization unit Institute of Technology and Business in České Budějovice
ISSN 2352-1465
Keywords in English vehicle routing problem; Clarke – Wright method; postal services; distribution; optimisation
Tags OVY, RIV21, SCOPUS
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Abstract
The paper is concerned with the optimisation of distribution routes for a branch office of the Czech Post. The distribution routes are carried out for this post office by means of circular trips of vehicles. To optimise the distribution routes, the vehicle routing problem was solved using the Clarke-Wright method. This method was applied to design new distribution routes saving 7.65% of kilometres travelled as compared to the original distribution routes. If the distribution routes were modified as designed, the monthly saving of the kilometres travelled would achieve approximately 128 km. In light of the results achieved, it was concluded that the optimisation of distribution routes for particular branch offices of the Czech Post (Česká pošta, s.p.) could have represented the method how to achieve a substantial saving in total costs of the company.
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