Routing Models for Rural Networks with Time-Varying Constraints
Source: University of Arkansas
The motivation for this work comes from the poultry industry, but can be broadened to other application areas. One problem of concern in the poultry industry is when an infected flock of birds has to be transported to another facility, but in doing so, the infected flock cannot come within a certain radius (e.g., five miles) of a breeding (or some other type of) facility. Alternately, a feed truck may not be allowed to come within a certain radius of an infected site/area. The poultry industry often has trouble solving these types of problems.