A new model and a hyper-heuristic approach for two-dimensional shelf space allocation
Bai, Ruibin; Van Woensel, Tom; Kendall, Graham; Burke, Edmund K.
Tom Van Woensel
GRAHAM KENDALL GRAHAM.KENDALL@NOTTINGHAM.AC.UK
Professor of Computer Science
Edmund K. Burke
In this paper, we propose a two-dimensional shelf space allocation model. The second dimension stems from the height of the shelf. This results in an integer nonlinear programming model with a complex form of objective function. We propose a multiple neighborhood approach which is a hybridization of a simulated annealing algorithm with a hyper-heuristic learning mechanism. Experiments based on empirical data from both real-world and artificial instances show that the shelf space utilization and the resulting sales can be greatly improved when compared with a gradient method. Sensitivity analysis on the input parameters and the shelf space show the benefits of the proposed algorithm both in sales and in robustness.
Bai, R., Van Woensel, T., Kendall, G., & Burke, E. K. (in press). A new model and a hyper-heuristic approach for two-dimensional shelf space allocation. 4OR: A Quarterly Journal of Operations Research, 11(1), https://doi.org/10.1007/s10288-012-0211-2
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Aug 5, 2012|
|Online Publication Date||Sep 29, 2012|
|Deposit Date||Oct 25, 2017|
|Publicly Available Date||Oct 25, 2017|
|Journal||4OR: A Quarterly Journal of Operations Research|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Shelf space allocation; Two-dimensional; Retail; Multi-neighborhood search; Hyper-heuristics|
|Copyright Statement||Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf|
|Additional Information||The final publication is available at link.springer.com via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10288-012-0211-2|
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