SC&L SEMINAR SERIES :: Collaborative Logistics: Shipper Collaboration Problem

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The interest in collaborative logistics is fuelled by the ever increasing pressure on companies to operate more efficiently, the realization that suppliers, consumers, and even competitors, can be potential collaborative partners in logistics, and the connectivity provided by the Internet. Logistics exchanges or collaborative logistics networks use the Internet as a common computing platform to implement strategies designed to reduce hidden costs such as asset repositioning costs. Through collaboration shippers may be able to identify and submit tours with little or no asset repositioning to a carrier, as opposed to submitting individual lanes, in return for more favorable rates. In this talk, we will discuss heuristics for finding a set of tours connecting regularly executed truckload shipments so as to minimize asset repositioning when the shipments have to satisfy given time windows.


  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created By: Barbara Christopher
  • Created: 10/08/2010
  • Modified By: Fletcher Moore
  • Modified: 10/07/2016


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