In his dissertation 'Public Transport and Passengers: Optimization Models that Consider Travel Demand' Johann Hartleb presented integrated models to optimize public transport services while estimating the corresponding passenger choices. The first study compares different timetable evaluation functions for consistency and gives further motivation for the integration of passenger choice models into optimization models. In the next two studies, he presented novel optimization models with integrated demand estimation for the steps of timetabling and line planning, respectively. The resulting public transport services are designed for the passenger demand they generate. The second part of this thesis deals with new and more flexible forms of public transport: mobility on demand. In order to assess the consequences of large-scale on-demand services on cities and regions, travel demand models need to be extended to determine the service level of on-demand services. Both studies in this part present solution algorithms for a vehicle scheduling problem of on-demand services to estimate the required vehicle fleet size and distance traveled
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A paper that provides strong theoretical and practical insights into the important phenomenon of supplier involvement in new product development has won the Best Empirical Paper Award from the Journal of Supply Chain Management. The award was announced at its annual awards session at the Academy of Management virtual meeting in August. Professor Finn Wynstra, Professor of Purchasing and Supply Management of Rotterdam School of Management Erasmus University (RSM) worked with Dr Robert Suurmond and Prof. Jan Dul on Unraveling the Dimensions of Supplier Involvement and their Effects on NPD Performance: A Meta-Analysis.