Linehaul Network Design with a Branch-and-Price Guided Search

Thesis abstract A company with an express delivery service transports small packages from origin to destination on time. Combining several packages in the same transportation vehicle on part of their routes can significantly reduce costs. The goal of this thesis is to minimize the total costs of such a transportation plan. To determine whether faster results can be obtained…

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The Valuation of Time Slot Delivery

Purpose – The purpose of this thesis is to measure the valuation of consumers in terms of investing time, and investing money, of the willingness to pay (WTP) for time slot delivery of parcels. This service allows consumers to choose a predefined time slot for a parcel to be delivered and it could enable online…

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Parcel Delivery and Urban Logistics – Changes in Urban Courier, Express and Parcel Services: The French Case

Urban freight transport takes an increasingly important place in the urban mobility strategy. Experiments to optimize the movement of goods inside the city do not miss. Many relate to traditional goods, without being concerned with an activity in particular, others on the contrary target a precise sector i.e. fresh products, spare parts, etc. Since few years, new actors based…

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A Multichannel Approach to the Last Mile

Mid July 2012, Mrs. Yvonne Littooij finished her Master thesis Marketing written about “A Multichannel Approach to the Last Mile”. When it comes to bridging the important and difficult ‘last mile’ in e‐commerce, more and more retailers offer both home delivery services and in‐store pick up. The latter refers to online ordered products being picked and…

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