OR-Enabled Collaborative Logistics

Today’s post is about collaborative logistics, one field of study in which I recently started to work in. It is a tricky field for many reasons, and I will try to explain why and how. Operations research is a key enabler of collaboration. Logistics is essentially management of the activities of transporting and holding materials from origins […]

ILS 2014, a buffet of logistics and OR

This post was originally written for OR Complete. I re-post it here in case you missed the original posting. ILS – a short name for the International Conference on Information Systems, Logistics and Supply Chain, is a bi-annual conference focusing on global supply chain and logistics management, with a focus on information systems and decision support systems. […]

Supply chain network design in 500 words

I’ve spent more time working on supply chain network (SCN) design problems than any other. This post summarizes the topic. What is supply chain network design? SCN design is a strategic problem arising in logistics and supply chain management. Typical SCN design problems involves strategic decisions on the number, location, capacity and missions of the […]