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8). 8) represents the partitioning constraint. The remaining three constraints ensure, that only executable request assignments are made. The GPDSP is an optimal path problem. A set of non-overlapping paths connecting given pairs of starting and terminating points is searched so that the chosen objective function is optimized (de Queir6s Vieira Martins et al. (1999)). However, the consideration of the four conditions PAIRING, PRECEDENCE, CAPACITY and TIME WINDOWS prevent the application or extension of results obtained for unconstrained shortest or longest path problems or optimal path problems with one additional constraint, which are surveyed by Ziegelmann (2001).

The four conditions PRECEDENCE, PAIRING, TIME WINDOWS and CAPACITY are considered so that the proposed sequences of visits remain feasible and implementable. Four special variants of the GPDSP are introduced in this section. They cover the four general request selection approaches profit maximization, bottleneck selection, selection with compulsory requests and selection with postponement introduced in Sect. 3. The necessary definitions and assumptions are given and explained for each variant. 1 The PDSP with LSP Incorporation The Pickup and Delivery Selection Problem with Logistics Service Provider incorporation (PDSPLSP) describes a generalization of the PDPTW in which each request is allowed to be fulfilled by an LSP.

X ~ ( n * )x -p . kE3 travel costs TER- m, . ~(JI:,~;). 9) then the resulting variant of the GPDSP is called the Pickup and Delivery Selection Problem with Postponement, abbreviated by PDSP-PP. The PDSP-PP can be seen as a model for the planning problem that has to be solved for each planning period in a rolling horizon planning approach for online-planning problems as introduced by (Fiat and Woeginger, 1998), Psaraftis (1995) and Psaraftis (1988). An instance of the PDSP-PP consists of all pd-requests known at the beginning To of a planning period PI.

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