The latest arrival hub location problem
Kara, B. Y.
Tansel, B. Ç.
Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORM)
1408 - 1420
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The traditionally studied hub location problems in the literature pay attention to flight times but not to transient times spent at hubs for unloading, loading, and sorting operations. The transient times may constitute a significant portion of the total delivery time for cargo delivery systems. We focus on the minimization of the arrival time of the last arrived item in cargo delivery systems and develop a model that correctly computes the arrival times by taking into account both the flight times and the transient times. Nonlinear and linear integer formulations are given and computational results are provided. The effects of delays on the system performance are analyzed.
Hub location problem