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Choice-based demand management and vehicle routing in e-fulfillment

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Choice-based demand management and vehicle routing in e-fulfillment. / Yang, Xinan; Strauss, Arne Karsten; Currie, Christine et al.

In: Transportation Science, Vol. 50, No. 2, 01.05.2016, p. 473-488.

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Yang, X, Strauss, AK, Currie, C & Eglese, RW 2016, 'Choice-based demand management and vehicle routing in e-fulfillment', Transportation Science, vol. 50, no. 2, pp. 473-488. https://doi.org/10.1287/trsc.2014.0549

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Yang X, Strauss AK, Currie C, Eglese RW. Choice-based demand management and vehicle routing in e-fulfillment. Transportation Science. 2016 May 1;50(2):473-488. Epub 2014 Aug 7. doi: 10.1287/trsc.2014.0549

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Yang, Xinan ; Strauss, Arne Karsten ; Currie, Christine et al. / Choice-based demand management and vehicle routing in e-fulfillment. In: Transportation Science. 2016 ; Vol. 50, No. 2. pp. 473-488.

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