Transportation is an essential part of any business today. The growth in the global market has forced companies to rethink their strategies when it comes to transportation. The aim of this project is to develop a model that will efficiently utilize a fleet of vehicles to serve several customers with known demand. The business in question is Tombstone Land. This business’s core competency is the production of granite tombstones. Currently, they have multiple showrooms across the country which showcases various packages of tombstones. Unfortunately,
no structure exists within the company to optimize their vehicle routing. Although ample off-theshelf solutions exist, developing a custom fit, user friendly model that will cope with the current size of the business, is a viable alternative. It will also provide the business with the relevant information should they decide to purchase software to cope with the growth of their business.
Thesis (B Eng. (Industrial and Systems Engineering))--University of Pretoria, 2010.