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

A Framework for Mathematical Optimization in Microservice Architectures

In the last years, the gap between solution methods in literature and optimization running in production has increased. Agile development practices, DevOps and modern cloud-based infrastructure call for a revisit of how optimization software is developed. We review the state-of-the-art, propose a development framework that can be applied across different programming languages and modeling frameworks … Read more