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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2013 | Volume: 13 | Issue: 23 | Page No.: 5638-5648
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2013.5638.5648
 
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Tabu Search to Define Best Routes in Canvassing Distribution System: A Case Study

Henry Yuliando, Endy Suwondo, Adi Djoko Guritno and Arianti

Abstract:
A process of distribution should be managed attentively in order to achieve a high growth and profitable output. It is necessary for the company to design a route arranging and scheduling to meet the company’s revenue target. In this study, canvassing strategy was followed for determining best route in term of combining length of distance as well as revenue gains for PT Andrawina Company, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. It was based on the application of Tabu Search (TS) to define the best routes for the company. The method used here covered the features of initial solution by Greedy approach, nodes interchange as the selection of move, candidate lists strategy, and aspiration criteria. According to the result of TS, the available routes could be modified into five (5) daily and a buffer day for the after admission of the distribution. In addition, the best routes generated by TS did outweigh both over the nearest customers and profitable revenue (potential retailers).
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How to cite this article:

Henry Yuliando, Endy Suwondo, Adi Djoko Guritno and Arianti , 2013. Tabu Search to Define Best Routes in Canvassing Distribution System: A Case Study. Journal of Applied Sciences, 13: 5638-5648.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2013.5638.5648

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jas.2013.5638.5648

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