A. (Arpan) Rijal

RSM - Rotterdam School of Management
Erasmus University Rotterdam
ERIM Doctoral Student
Field: Logistics & Information Systems
Affiliated since 2015

PhD Project

Sustainable Logistics in Fresh Food (SLIFF)

There is a growing global need to improve the distribution and merchandising of fresh foods by maximizing fresh shelf life while minimizing supply chain costs as well as environmental impacts. The central objective of this project is to enhance the sustainability of fresh food logistics by improving logistics resource utilization while distribution lead times are reduced. In particular, the PhD project focusses at the optimization of the operations within a fresh food warehouse network. Decisions need to be made regarding the joint optimization of transportation, inventory levels and material handling resources between primary and secondary distribution centres as well as retail locations.

This PhD project is part of a larger collaboration between the Erasmus University Rotterdam, University of Groningen and a partner retailer with a contracted logistics service provider (LSP) who, in the future, could act as a cross chain control centre to coordinate transportation and inventory optimization for the many vendors involved.

Keywords
Facility and distribution logistics, transportation, inventory control
Time frame
2015 -

Address

Visiting address

Office: Mandeville Building T09-34
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam
Netherlands

Supervisory team

Arpan Rijal
Professor of Logistics and Operations Management
Promotor
Arpan Rijal
Marco Bijvank
Daily supervisor