Lyanne van Dijk wins the Material Handling Thesis Award 2017
Her thesis, with the title ‘Next generation parking, the performance of compact automated parking systems’, was selected by a jury consisting of professors Adan (TU/e), De Leeuw (VU), Roodbergen (RUG), Schuur (U Twente), Boer (TBA), and chaired by prof. René de Koster (Erasmus University) as the winner out of six submitted theses from different universities. In many cities, parking is expensive and sufficient parking space is hard to find. Lyanne’s thesis studies and compares different compact automated parking solutions, which can solve the space-shortage problems. The jury particularly lauded the structured, comprehensive overview of the different automated parking solutions, the detailed simulations she carried out and the quality of the analysis. Her thesis was supervised by Masoud Mirzaei (RSM).
Lyanne graduated with an MSc in supply chain management at RSM in 2016 and currently works as a Transport planner at HelloFresh.
Her research was carried out in collaboration with a major Dutch grocery retailer and was supervised by Arpan Rijal (RSM). She studied where to locate inbound, outbound, and flexible dockdoors, and internal temporary storage buffers, such that the internal transport costs of moving loads between the dockdoors, the costs of delayed trucks and the double handling costs at the temporary storage positions will be minimized. Compared to current practice, such costs can be reduced with up to 15% by optimally locating doors and temporary storage and appropriately scheduling and allocating trucks to dockdoors.
Julia graduated with an MSc in supply chain management at RSM in 2016 and currently works as a Supply chain consultant at 4Flow in Munich.