Combinatorial Aspects of Logistics
Today's logistics shows two faces. On the one hand, there are areas which are almost completely dominated by manual planning (e.g., hospital logistics), while some of the factory logistics systems operating today are equipped with an increasing number of advanced mechanical and electronic features and offer high degrees of integration.
In the first case possible improvements by optimization techniques are obvious, but are obstructed by organizational and psychological roadblocks, in the second case it is often unclear whether the existing control software actually exhausts the existing potential. This project addresses both ends of the scale and tries to develop theory and algorithms, both in close contact with partners from industry, that can improve the performance of the logistics systems. In doing so online and offline optimization problems will be investigated.
|Further information is available in the detailed project description.|
| Torsten Klug |
| Martin Grötschel |
| DFG Research Center Matheon "Mathematics for key technologies" |
|06/2006 - 05/2010|