Pub. online:15 Oct 2020Type:Research ArticleOpen Access
Volume 31, Issue 4 (2020), pp. 681–706
This paper deals with the two-stage transportation problem with fixed charges, denoted by TSTPFC. We propose a fast solving method, designed for parallel environments, that allows solving real-world applications efficiently. The proposed constructive heuristic algorithm is iterative and its primary feature is that the solution search domain is reduced at each iteration. Our achieved computational results were compared with those of the existing solution approaches. We tested the method on two sets of instances available in literature. The outputs prove that we have identified a very competitive approach as compared to the methods than one can find in literature.