Vehicle route replanning for fruit and vegetable delivery

Huafang Huang, Yizhong Wang, Da Li, Jianting Men, Ping Zhang, Guoquan Huang

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Since fruit and vegetable are highly perishable, and have strong timeliness in selling and consuming, the delivery routes of transport vehicles must be planned reasonably. On the path of fruit and vegetable delivery, a transport vehicle may encounter some unusual circumstances and may not arrive at the next distribution site in time. In this case, the vehicle routes of other transport vehicles should be replanned. A mathematical model for vehicle route replanning with time windows for fruit and vegetable delivery was established, and an improved ant colony algorithm was used to resolve the model. Simulation experiment results showed that the new dispatching routing of fruit and vegetable could be optimized efficiently by using the proposed model and adopted algorithm. This research could provide theoretical support for enterprises which hoped to decrease rot loss of fruit and vegetable, increase sales income and control operating cost effectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-118
Number of pages6
JournalNongye Jixie Xuebao/Transactions of the Chinese Society of Agricultural Machinery
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Ant colony algorithm
  • Delivery
  • Fruit and vegetable
  • Route replanning
  • Time window
  • Vehicle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • Mechanical Engineering


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