Modeling issues in dynamic freight and fleet management
Assistant Professor of Transportation Systems Engineering
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, UC Irvine
Time sensitive supply chains, urban congestion and a sharp increase in the
of technologies to support information intensive real-time fleet and
freight management systems has recently led to significant interest in the
research community in studying these problems.
This talk presents an overview of some of the key problems in this field and then discusses one problem, that of managing local truckload pickup and delivery drivers, in depth. A solution approach that mixes global optimization with local techniques to modify assignments in real-time is presented. Trade-offs between on-line and off-line solution approaches are examined.