Priority-index based multi-priority relief logistics scheduling with greedy heuristic search

Bhupesh Mishra, Tek Adhikari, Keshav Dahal, Zeeshan Pervez

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Abstract

Spontaneous response after any kind of disaster is essential to rescue victims at the disaster-affected regions. Efficient and effective relief logistics scheduling is crucial to reduce the disaster impact on the people in the affected areas. Such scheduling plan remains challenging in the field of relief logistics and related study areas because of the constraints such as time, cost, priorities and limited resources. Also, the nature of requirements of victims changes dynamically that makes the scheduling task more challenging. This leads to formulate a distinctive relief logistics scheduling covering disaster regions requirement and priorities. With the limited availability of the vehicles, the scheduling needs to be planned in iterative manner with the multiple time slots based on the availability of the vehicles. A greedy heuristic with priority based search generates the optimal set of scheduling sequences in the iterative time-slot scenarios. Covering priority aspect gives an effective alternative for the rational scheduling of the relief logistics. In this paper, we focus especially on an optimal weighted priority
relief logistics scheduling model based on different priorities
with least dependency on the choice of scheduling sequence. The
resulting model is appropriate for relief logistics scheduling in the
early phase of disaster response. The simulated result shows that
the weighted priority relief logistics scheduling model generates
comparatively better scheduling schedule in comparison with
sequences generated by applying the priorities individually
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 4 Dec 2018
EventThe 5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Disaster Management - Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
Duration: 4 Dec 20187 Dec 2018
Conference number: 5th
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ConferenceThe 5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Disaster Management
Abbreviated titleICT-DM2018
CountryJapan
CitySendai
Period4/12/187/12/18
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Mishra, B., Adhikari, T., Dahal, K., & Pervez, Z. (2018). Priority-index based multi-priority relief logistics scheduling with greedy heuristic search. Paper presented at The 5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Disaster Management, Sendai, Japan.