Optimizing Highway Transportation at the United States Postal Service
Anthony Pajunas (Anthony.pajunasusps.gov)
Abstract: The United States Postal Service (USPS) delivers more than 200 billion items per year. Transporting these items in a timely and cost-efficient way is a key issue if USPS is to meet its service and financial goals. The Highway Corridor Analytic Program (HCAP) is a tool that aids transportation analysts in identifying cost saving opportunities in the USPS surface transportation network. Use of this tool is resulting in millions of dollars of annual savings.
Keywords: parcel industry; transportation network; large-scale integer programming; decision support system.
Category 1: Applications -- OR and Management Sciences (Transportation )
Category 2: Integer Programming ((Mixed) Integer Linear Programming )
Citation: Interfaces, Vol. 37 (2007), pp. 515-525.
Entry Submitted: 04/04/2007
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