Autonomous control by means of distributed routing
Understanding Autonomous Cooperation and Control in Logistics: The Impact of Autonomy on Management, Information, Communication and Material Flow: 325-335 (2007-12-01)
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
In current logistic practices, routing and assignment of transport orders to vehicles are done centrally by a dispatching system and/or a human dispatcher. Here, the dispatching problem is generally of static nature and is solved either by the use of heuristics, e.g. evolutionary algorithms or Tabu search, or by applying rules that are gained from experience, when done by a human dispatcher.