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    • Alternate Pricing Model for Transportation Contracts 

      Sinha, Atmaja; Thykandi, Rakesh (2019)
      Transportation spend is an increasingly relevant topic of concern for all manufacturing companies. Along with the money spent on transporting goods, service betterment has become an everyday expectation. In a tight market, ...
    • Assessing Feasibility of the Delivery Drone 

      Butcher, Blane; Lim, Kok (2019)
      Service level growth is hindered by declining activity from customers needing access to physical assets stored by the sponsor company. The delivery drone presents a viable option to support the initiative of maintaining ...
    • Comparative Evaluation of Drone Delivery Systems in Last-Mile Delivery 

      Garcia, Oriol; Santoso, Antonius (2019)
      With the latest technological advancement, the use of drones has emerged as an innovative and viable business solution for last-mile distribution. An efficient drone delivery system has to address the classic vehicle routing ...
    • Decoupled Capacity with Powerloop 

      Fankhauser, Elisa; Li, Ge (2019)
      With the current imbalance of supply and demand of truck drivers in the U.S., improving driver utilization is critical to secure reliable freight transportation. The largest source of downtime for carriers is the time spent ...
    • Impact of Freight Consolidation on Logistics Cost and Emissions 

      Mohan, Ajay; So, Sik (Lance) (2019)
      The transportation sector is one of the two principal contributors to greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and its contributions are expected to double by 2050. Growing consumer demand for home deliveries with high service levels ...
    • The Impact of Product Portfolio Complexity on Fleet Size 

      Mollard, Juan; Buitrago, Sebastián (2019)
      The assortment of products that a company offers is one aspect that affects the complexity of their supply chain: the greater number of products, the greater the complexity. This project aims to measure how reducing the ...
    • The Impact of Special Events on the Freight Spot Market 

      Gard, Adam; Famofo-Idowu, Olasunkanmi (2019)
      The United States freight spot market moves in patterns consistent with general economic fluctuations within the broader macro-economy. While the spot market does follow general trends, there is an underlying belief that ...
    • Incentivizing No-Rush Delivery in Omnichannel Retail 

      Heuser, Alison; Ashraf, Tabjeel (2019)
      E-commerce sales have grown exponentially since the introduction of the smart phone in 2007 and the trend is expected to continue. As retailers enter e-commerce, the pressure to provide more and faster delivery options ...
    • Increasing Fleet Utilization Through a Heuristic to Determine Optimal Backhaul Routes 

      Tahilyani, Geetika; Venkatesh, Shrihari (2019)
      As transportation costs rise, companies need to become more efficient to remain profitable. One way to increase efficiency in transportation is to increase fleet utilization through the addition of backhaul routes. Most ...
    • Last-Mile Distribution Network Optimization in Emerging Markets: A Case Study in São Paulo, Brazil 

      Rivas, Oswaldo; Greene, Kenneth (2019)
      As more of the world’s population moves to cities, urban logistics becomes increasingly important to a company’s distribution operations. Urban distribution network studies must address the same strategic questions as ...
    • Predicting Shipping Time with Machine Learning 

      Jonquais, Antoine; Krempl, Florian (2019)
      With the globalization of trade, transit time reliability has become a critical point in the shipping industry as irregularities will lead to more delays further down the supply chain. Our sponsoring company, A.P. Møller ...
    • Root Cause Analysis and Impact of Unplanned Procurement on Truckload Transportation Costs 

      Aemireddy, Nishitha; Yuan, Xiyang (2019)
      The tender rejection rate by primary carriers for the TMC division of CH Robinson nearly doubled from 2015-16 to 2017-18. An increase in tender rejection rates directly results in an increase in transportation costs for ...
    • Simulation Test Bed for Drone-Supported Logistics Systems 

      McCunney, Brent; Cauwenberghe, Kristof (2019)
      Same-day delivery is an increasingly relevant logistics service because of a continued boom in e- commerce. As customer orders are submitted dynamically during the day, companies need to dispatch vehicles from distribution ...
    • Transportation Cost and Tariff Optimization in the Specialty Tire and Wheels Industry 

      Pedersen, Kristin; O'Donnell, Brian (2019)
      Complexity arises as products can take multiple transportation paths that flow from manufacturing sites through to different distribution centers and onward to the end customer destination. Changing transportation costs ...