Strategic Positioning of Empty Containers and Minimising Backhauls in Inland Supply Chain Network

An end-to-end supply chain operation for inland logistics requires coordination and planning among various operations of import pickups, export delivery and empty container positioning for reuse and evacuations of unused containers through the ports. A major business goal of all these operations focuses on reducing the transport costs by utilizing maximum network capacity across active … Read more

A Bin Packing Problem with Mixing Constraints for Containerizing Items for Logistics Service Providers

Large logistics service providers often need to containerize and route thousands or millions of items per year. In practice, companies specify business rules of how to pack and transport items from their origin to destination. Handling and respecting those business rules manually is a complex and time-consuming task. We propose a variant of the variable … Read more