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.
|Place of Publication||Eindhoven|
|Publisher||Technische Universiteit Eindhoven|
|Number of pages||28|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|