Logistics Systems Planning II



Logistics planning aims at having the right item in the right quantity at the right time at the right place at the right cost. This course introduces some of the most important scheduling and network optimization tasks arising in the design and operation of logistics systems, e.g., scheduling service models, reservations systems, timetabling, scheduling in transportation, workforce scheduling, long haul road transportation, railway network optimization. Emphasis is on mathematical models and quantitative methods for their solution.

Learning objective

After the course, the students are able to

  • recognize some of the main scheduling and network design problems in logistics planning,
  • model scheduling and network problems arising in logistics planning,
  • know some of the main solution techniques for such problems,
  • apply optimization methods to address the described problems.