5 abril, 2018

Challenges in last-mile delivery planning for e-grocery

18 Marzo, 2018

Seminarios primer semestre

Tenemos el agrado de invitarlos al primero de los seminarios de Ingeniería de Transporte y Logística de este 2018. Esta instancia está enofcada a dar a conocer la líneas de invetsigación de nuestros profesores y grandes académicos invitados.

Nuestro primer invitado fue el profesor Niels Agatz, profesor asociado de Transporte y Logística en Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. Niels presentará ” Challenges in last-mile delivery planning for e-grocery”.


Online retail sales continue to grow at a fast pace all around the world. However, despite the potential of the internet as a sales channel, online retailers face many logistical challenges in the fulfillment of online demand. Internet order fulfillment, also called e-fulfillment, is generally considered the most challenging and critical part of the operations of companies selling physical goods online. Handling small individual orders and shipping them to the customers’ homes in a timely and cost-efficient manner has proven difficult. This is especially true for the e-grocery market that is characterized by perishable products and short delivery time windows. In this talk, I will give an overview of current modelling and empirical studies that we are conducting in this area. Our research addresses issues such as the dynamic consolidation of online and traditional transportation flows, the management of the time window availability for attended home delivery and influencing time window choices by the customer.


Niels Agatz is an associate professor of transportation and logistics at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, where he also serves as the academic director of the MSc program in Supply Chain Management. His research focusses on planning and control of transportation and logistics systems. He is particularly interested in new applications in last-mile delivery, e-fulfillment, ridesharing and on-demand transportation. His research has been published in leading academic journals as Transportation Science and Transportation Research Part B. Niels leads various funded research projects in close collaborated with companies such as Ahold, ORTEC, Simacan, DPD and TNO. Before joining the Rotterdam School of Management, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the School of Industrial Engineering of the Georgia Institute of Technology. Niels Agatz obtained his MSc in Industrial Engineering from the Eindhoven University of Technology and his PhD from the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.

El seminario será el Lunes 19 de Marzo entre 13:00 y 14:00 en la Sala Luis Crisosto.

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