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CHAPTER 12

Single Delivery Truck Routing

Let us consider a distribution center at A that has to send a truck daily with refills to retail centers located in nine neighbouring towns B, C, D, …, J. The road map connecting the 10 towns is shown in Figure 12.1.

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Figure 12.1

Table 12.1

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

A

20

30

10

40

15

25

B

20

35

15

20

25

10

C

30

35

12

18

32

22

28

16

D

10

12

17

20

24

32

28

E

40

15

18

17

13

19

12

21

34

F

20

20

13

15

30

25

22

G

25

32

19

15

18

12

17

H

15

22

24

12

30

18

22

27

I

25

28

32

21

25

12

22

32

J

10

16

28

34

22

17

27

32

The distances (in miles) between ...

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