Thursday, November 21, 2013

United Parcel Service (UPS) and the Traveling Salesman Problem

Recently published in INFORMS Analytics Magazine
"UPS recently launched its route optimization software known as ORION (On-Road Integrated Optimization and Navigation), just in time for the busy holiday season. The rollout of ORION will optimize 10,000 delivery routes by the end of the year, thus reducing miles driven and reinforcing UPS’ sustainability efforts by saving more than 1.5 million gallons of fuel and reducing carbon dioxide emissions by more than 14,000 metric tones in that time frame. A reduction of just one mile each day per driver over the course of a year saves the company up to $50 million."

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