Construction et évaluation de calendriers de livraison pour la livraison à domicile

Authors: El Byaz, Ranya
Advisor: Côté, Jean-FrançoisRenaud, Jacques
Abstract: Nowadays, home delivery services have become more and more requested in order to respond to the needs of customers seeking to receive their products as quickly as possible and at a reasonable cost. Home delivery companies have di erent ways of offering time windows to their customers. Some, such as discount banners, aim to provide transportation solutions at minimal cost. These companies offer very little exibility to their customers regarding delivery terms. That's why, some customers could shop at other retailers who offer better service. Other companies offer customers more exibility by providing a wide range of time windows where their delivery could take place. This way of doing things inevitably entails additional costs, since drivers will make deliveries to their zones several times a week. These costs will then be transferred to the sales prices of the company. These two examples are two extreme methods for scheduling deliveries. One prioritizes costs at the expense of customer satisfaction. The second is doing the opposite by focusing more on customer satisfaction at the cost of higher transportation costs. This thesis has as objective to propose new techniques to offer a compromise between these two ends. These techniques will aim to offer many choices to customers while trying to keep shipping costs low. Our resolution scheme is done in two stages: 1. We will use heuristics to generate delivery schedules, 2. We will simulate customer arrivals from which we will calculate different values to measure customer satisfaction with transportation costs. The results will be interpreted in a way that looks at all technical aspects and compares satisfaction with transportation costs. Keywords: Home delivery, customer satisfaction, vehicle routing problem, time windows offer.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2018
Open Access Date: 11 September 2018
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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