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Allocation of school bus contracts by integer programming

Letchford, A N (1996) Allocation of school bus contracts by integer programming. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 47 (3). pp. 369-372.

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Abstract

When public transport is put out to tender, the task of allocating contracts to operators can be far from trivial. In addition to vehicle constraints, there can be group bids wherein a discount is offered for certain contracts in combination. An efficient integer programming formulation is presented which is then used to solve a large-scale real-life example.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of the Operational Research Society
Uncontrolled Keywords: contract allocation ; integer programming
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Management Science
ID Code: 44155
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 11 Jul 2011 19:11
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 22:23
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/44155

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