Research

I am mainly interested in applied operations research problems. Typically, this involves the definition of mathematical optimization models and the development of quantitative solution algorithms to support decision making for problems in the field of supply chain management and logistics.

Ongoing research projects are related to the following topics:

  • Collaborative logistics. The development of decision support tools for joint logistics optimization in a multi-partner setting. This involves the construction of shared vehicle routes, the design of optimal coalition configurations and the inclusion of fair cost (or profit) allocation mechanisms.
  • Synchromodality and the Physical Internet. Study the working of integrated logistics networks with respect to synchromodal planning (algorithmic design), pricing and gain sharing.
  • Warehouse operations. Combinatorial optimization for logistical planning in highly structured environments and improved order picking efficiency through anticipatory picking and demand prediction.