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A review of recent advances in the operations research literature on the green routing problem and its variants

Marrekchi, Emna, Besbes, Walid, Dhouib, Diala and Demir, Emrah ORCID: 2021. A review of recent advances in the operations research literature on the green routing problem and its variants. Annals of Operations Research 304 , pp. 529-574. 10.1007/s10479-021-04046-8

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Since early 2010s, the Green Routing Problem (GRP) has dominated the literature of logistics and transportation. The problem itself consists of finding a set of vehicle routes for a set of customers while minimizing the detrimental effects of transportation activities. These negative externalities have been intensively tackled in the last decade. Operations research studies have particularly focused on minimizing the energy consumption and emissions. As a result, the rich literature on GRPs has already reached its peak, and several early literature reviews have been conducted on various aspects of related vehicle routing and scheduling problem variants. The major contribution of this paper is that it represents a comprehensive review of the current reviews on GRP studies. In addition to that, it is an up-to-date review based on a new chronological taxonomy of the literature. The detailed analysis provides a useful framework for understanding the research gaps for the future studies and the potential impacts for the academic community.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Publisher: Springer
ISSN: 1572-9338
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 19 March 2021
Date of Acceptance: 19 March 2021
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2023 04:46

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