K. (Kevin) Dalmeijer MSc

Kevin Dalmeijer
Erasmus School of Economics (ESE)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
ERIM PhD Candidate
Field: Logistics & Information Systems
Affiliated since 2014

PhD Track Time Window Assignment in Distribution Networks

Many companies recognize that customer satisfaction is important when delivering goods, especially in competitive markets. They aim to assign time windows that are more convenient for the customers but that also keep the transportation cost low. The latter should not be overlooked, as time windows determine the transportation cost to a great extent.

In this project, we develop planning methods to assign time windows to customers. A customer can be the end consumer, as is the case in parcel delivery, but can also be a retail store that is supplied from the depot. Optimally assigning time windows is a complex problem that has remained largely unexplored. We improve existing methods and we develop new and innovative methods, which allow more and more practitioners to apply these methods to improve the satisfaction of their customers.

TWAVRP, time window assignment, uncertain demand, branch-price-and-cut, branch-and-cut
Time frame
2014 -


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