A review of recent advances in the operations research literature on the green routing problem and its variants

Emna Marrekchi, Walid Besbes, Diala Dhouib, Emrah Demir

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    Abstract

    Since early 2010s, the Green Routing Problem (GRP) has dominated the literature of logistics and transportation. The problem itself consists of finding a set of vehicle routes for a set of customers while minimizing the detrimental effects of transportation activities. These negative externalities have been intensively tackled in the last decade. Operations research studies have particularly focused on minimizing the energy consumption and emissions. As a result, the rich literature on GRPs has already reached its peak, and several early literature reviews have been conducted on various aspects of related vehicle routing and scheduling problem variants. The major contribution of this paper is that it represents a comprehensive review of the current reviews on GRP studies. In addition to that, it is an up-to-date review based on a new chronological taxonomy of the literature. The detailed analysis provides a useful framework for understanding the research gaps for the future studies and the potential impacts for the academic community.

    Original languageBritish English
    Pages (from-to)529-574
    Number of pages46
    JournalAnnals of Operations Research
    Volume304
    Issue number1-2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Sep 2021

    Keywords

    • Freight transportation
    • Green routing problem
    • Negative externalities
    • Taxonomic review
    • Urban logistics

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