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## A Vehicle Routing Model For Postal Service Operations and an Application

#### Gülfem TUZKAYA [1] , Şeymanur Ebru ŞENSU [2] , Zeynep ARSLAN [3] , Rabia Döndü EKİNCİ [4]

Customer satisfaction is a significant issue among companies. Efforts for cost reduction and production productivity are not enough for companies unless customer satisfaction is provided. For this reason, the aim of companies from all sizes is to provide the best and fastest service to customers. Therefore, the establishment and operation of a logistics network is important for a company from the original point to the point of arrival of a product or service.  In cargo companies transportation is the main procedure in terms of time and capacity constraints such as the number of vehicles, products and employees. With this aim, Vehicle Routing Problem with Backauls (VRPB) is investigated to reduce the total distance travelled by vehicles for a hypothetical postal service firm. It is assumed that there are more than a hundred center of the firm that send their vehicles to the reception centers after the distribution centers are visited. The P-Median clustering method is used based on the distances of the centers to each other, since the exact algorithms cannot solve this problem due to a great number of centers. Then, vehicles in each cluster routed by using a modified mathematical model.

Vehicle Routing Problem with Backhauls, Clustering
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Birincil Dil en Mühendislik 2019 Araştırma Makaleleri Orcid: 0000-0001-7683-4405Yazar: Gülfem TUZKAYA (Sorumlu Yazar)Kurum: MARMARA UNIVERSITYÜlke: Turkey Yazar: Şeymanur Ebru ŞENSU Kurum: MARMARA UNIVERSITYÜlke: Turkey Yazar: Zeynep ARSLAN Kurum: MARMARA UNIVERSITY Yazar: Rabia Döndü EKİNCİ Kurum: MARMARA UNIVERSITY Yayımlanma Tarihi : 1 Kasım 2019
 Bibtex @araştırma makalesi { jeps453159, journal = {International Journal of Advances in Engineering and Pure Sciences}, issn = {}, eissn = {2636-8277}, address = {fbedergi@marmara.edu.tr}, publisher = {Marmara Üniversitesi}, year = {2019}, pages = {267 - 272}, doi = {10.7240/jeps.453159}, title = {A Vehicle Routing Model For Postal Service Operations and an Application}, key = {cite}, author = {TUZKAYA, Gülfem and ŞENSU, Şeymanur Ebru and ARSLAN, Zeynep and EKİNCİ, Rabia Döndü} } APA TUZKAYA, G , ŞENSU, Ş , ARSLAN, Z , EKİNCİ, R . (2019). A Vehicle Routing Model For Postal Service Operations and an Application. International Journal of Advances in Engineering and Pure Sciences , 31 (4) , 267-272 . DOI: 10.7240/jeps.453159 MLA TUZKAYA, G , ŞENSU, Ş , ARSLAN, Z , EKİNCİ, R . "A Vehicle Routing Model For Postal Service Operations and an Application". International Journal of Advances in Engineering and Pure Sciences 31 (2019 ): 267-272 Chicago TUZKAYA, G , ŞENSU, Ş , ARSLAN, Z , EKİNCİ, R . "A Vehicle Routing Model For Postal Service Operations and an Application". International Journal of Advances in Engineering and Pure Sciences 31 (2019 ): 267-272 RIS TY - JOUR T1 - A Vehicle Routing Model For Postal Service Operations and an Application AU - Gülfem TUZKAYA , Şeymanur Ebru ŞENSU , Zeynep ARSLAN , Rabia Döndü EKİNCİ Y1 - 2019 PY - 2019 N1 - doi: 10.7240/jeps.453159 DO - 10.7240/jeps.453159 T2 - International Journal of Advances in Engineering and Pure Sciences JF - Journal JO - JOR SP - 267 EP - 272 VL - 31 IS - 4 SN - -2636-8277 M3 - doi: 10.7240/jeps.453159 UR - https://doi.org/10.7240/jeps.453159 Y2 - 2019 ER - EndNote %0 International Journal of Advances in Engineering and Pure Sciences A Vehicle Routing Model For Postal Service Operations and an Application %A Gülfem TUZKAYA , Şeymanur Ebru ŞENSU , Zeynep ARSLAN , Rabia Döndü EKİNCİ %T A Vehicle Routing Model For Postal Service Operations and an Application %D 2019 %J International Journal of Advances in Engineering and Pure Sciences %P -2636-8277 %V 31 %N 4 %R doi: 10.7240/jeps.453159 %U 10.7240/jeps.453159 ISNAD TUZKAYA, Gülfem , ŞENSU, Şeymanur Ebru , ARSLAN, Zeynep , EKİNCİ, Rabia Döndü . "A Vehicle Routing Model For Postal Service Operations and an Application". International Journal of Advances in Engineering and Pure Sciences 31 / 4 (Kasım 2019): 267-272 . https://doi.org/10.7240/jeps.453159 AMA TUZKAYA G , ŞENSU Ş , ARSLAN Z , EKİNCİ R . A Vehicle Routing Model For Postal Service Operations and an Application. JEPS. 2019; 31(4): 267-272. Vancouver TUZKAYA G , ŞENSU Ş , ARSLAN Z , EKİNCİ R . A Vehicle Routing Model For Postal Service Operations and an Application. International Journal of Advances in Engineering and Pure Sciences. 2019; 31(4): 272-267.

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