A.M. (Alp) Arslan

RSM - Rotterdam School of Management
Erasmus University Rotterdam
ERIM Doctoral Student
Field: Logistics & Information Systems
Affiliated since 2014

PhD Project

Same-Day Delivery: Challenges and Opportunities

Trends in e-commerce and developments in information and communication technologies differentiate
the last-mile delivery systems. Novel mathematical models have proven their value
in supporting practical operations in many areas, like vehicle routing and pick-up and delivery
problems. However, new technologies and trends in delivery expectation require even
more sophisticated delivery systems. In this project, we envision developing new mathematical
models for the same-day delivery environment. Furthermore, we delineate the concept
\crowdshipping" in this context. The models will help both designers and practitioners to
create optimal last-mile delivery systems and control methods to improve the performance
of the systems and, on the other hand, enrich the current literature by new problems, new
mathematical formulations and solution approaches.

Keywords
Last-mile delivery, Pick-up and delivery problems, Vehicle routing problems, Supply chain management, Operations research
Time frame
2014 -
  • Arslan, A.M., Agatz, N.A.H., Kroon, L.G. & Zuidwijk, R.A. (2017). Crowdsourced Delivery -- A Dynamic Pickup and Delivery Problem with Ad-Hoc Drivers. Transportation Science, Accepted.

Address

Visiting address

Office: Mandeville Building T09-54
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam
Netherlands

Latest publication

Arslan, A.M., Agatz, N.A.H., Kroon, L.G. & Zuidwijk, R.A. (2017). Crowdsourced Delivery -- A Dynamic Pickup and Delivery Problem with Ad-Hoc Drivers. Transportation Science, Accepted.

Supervisory team

Alp Arslan
Leo Kroon IM - 04/11/1958 - 14/09/2016
Professor of Quantitative Logistics
Promotor
Alp Arslan
Endowed Professor of Ports in Global Networks
Promotor
Alp Arslan
Daily supervisor