In April I was fortunate enough to get to go to the lake district for an event hosted by STOR-i and the Centre for Research Training in Foundations of Data Science from the Republic of Ireland. At this event I got the opportunity to present a poster, this can be found below. The poster is about my PhD project on slot offering for the attended home delivery problem, and the work I had done up to that point on it.
The results here are interesting, and since the presentation of this poster the reason for this phenomenon has been identified. The heuristic used is biased towards using vehicles which are already in use rather than calling new ones into use, this results in inefficient routes which make it more difficult to insert customers who arrive later in the ordering period. For more information stay tuned for the paper I recently submitted.