Smart logistics

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Abstract

This lecture focuses on Smart Logistics referring to these intelligent managerial decisions related to the design, operations and control of the transportation chain processes in an efficient and cost-effective way. The starting point for Smart Logistics is the key observation that the real-life world is stochastic and changing over time. Any logistics decision ignoring these aspects is bound to be sub-optimal once realized. Due to these real-life complexities, coping with time-dependent and stochastic environments is a difficult problem in Freight Transport & Logistics. Rather than focusing on idealized logistics problems in the transportation chain, I will focus on different real-life variants of these challenging problems. In this lecture, I will outline and discuss three main research themes on which I will focus in my chair on Freight Transport & Logistics.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEindhoven
PublisherTechnische Universiteit Eindhoven
Number of pages28
ISBN (Print)978-90-386-3117-2
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Bibliographical note

Intreerede, uitgeproken op 23 maart 2012 aan de Technische Universiteit Eindhoven

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    Woensel, van, T. (2012). Smart logistics. Technische Universiteit Eindhoven.