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Modern freight forwarding companies attempt to cooperate with each other to increase their efficiency. Xin Wang studies the new operational transportation planning problems that arise in the context of cooperation in both static and dynamic scenarios. To achieve the cost-savings embedded in cooperation, novel planning approaches that can help forwarders obtaining high-quality solutions are proposed. Computational studies show considerable benefits that can be achieved through cooperation.
Distributed Decision-Making for Collaborative Transportation Planning of Horizontal Coalitions of Forwarders
Rolling Horizon Planning for Dynamic Collaborative Vehicle Routing
Researchers and students in the fields of management science, operations research and quantitative logistics
Executives of freight forwarding companies, consultants and software engineers in the areas of transportation planning and optimization
Dr. Xin Wang wrote his dissertation under the supervision of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Herbert Kopfer at the Chair of Logistics at the University of Bremen.
The series Produktion und Logistik is edited by Prof. Dr. Bernhard Fleischmann, Prof. Dr. Martin Grunow, Prof. Dr. Hans-Otto Günther, Prof. Dr. Stefan Helber, Prof. Dr. Karl Inderfurth, Prof. Dr. Herbert Kopfer, Prof. Dr. Herbert Meyr, Prof. Dr. Thomas S. Spengler, Prof. Dr. Hartmut Stadtler, Prof. Dr. Horst Tempelmeier and Prof. Dr. Gerhard Wäscher.