The bottleneck transportation problem with auxiliary resources

Stefan Waldherr*, Jens Poppenborg, Sigrid Knust

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In this paper, we introduce a new extension of the bottleneck transportation problem where additionally auxiliary resources are needed to support the transports. A single commodity has to be sent from supply to demand nodes such that the total demand is satisfied and the time at which all units of the commodity have arrived at the demand nodes is minimized. We show that already the problem with a single demand node and a single auxiliary resource is NP-hard and consider some polynomially solvable special cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)279-292
Number of pages14
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 22 Sept 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Bottleneck transportation problem
  • Complexity
  • Resources
  • Transportation problem


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