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    • Data Driven Efficiency for E-Warehousing: Descriptive and Prescriptive Analytics 

      Ugur, Yildiz (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-18)
      Based on data provided by a warehouse logistics management company, we analyze the warehousing operation and its major processes of order picking and order consolidation. Without access to the actual layouts and process ...
    • Distribution Planning with Consolidation - A Two-Stage Stochastic Programming Approach 

      Alnaggar, Aliaa (University of Waterloo, 2017-09-07)
      The distribution planning problem with consolidation center(s) addresses the coordination of distribution activities between a set of suppliers and a set of customers, through the use of intermediate facilities in order ...
    • Dynamic Route Planning for Last-Mile Delivery 

      Bulbul, Zeynep (University of Waterloo, 2022-01-25)
      There has never been a time with more demand than now for e-retailing and as a consequence last-mile services. The growth in demand is also bringing significant challenges. With the abundance of options, customers are ever ...
    • A Feasible Lagrangian Approach with Application to the Generalized Assignment Problem 

      Punjwani, Shahroz (University of Waterloo, 2019-01-28)
      Lagrangian relaxation is a widely used decomposition approach to solve difficult optimization problems that exhibit special structure. It provides a lower bound on the optimal objective of a minimization problem. On the ...
    • Green Supply Chain Network Design with Emission Sensitive Demand 

      Waltho, Cynthia (University of Waterloo, 2019-04-30)
      Over the last few decades, the argument for a link between greenhouse gas emissions and global warming has become stronger. In response, there has been a global shift. Politicians are implementing carbon policies while ...
    • Infrastructure Design for Electric and Autonomous Vehicles 

      Kinay, Omer Burak (University of Waterloo, 2022-04-29)
      This thesis focuses on infrastructure design for the disruptive transportation technologies of electric vehicles (EVs) and autonomous vehicles (AVs) to enable their adoption at large scale. Particularly, two EV-related ...
    • Inventory and Service Optimization for Self-serve Kiosks 

      Gohram (University of Waterloo, 2021-05-20)
      In the retail industry, labor costs constitute a big chunk of total operating costs and retailers are advancing towards process automation to minimize their operating costs and to provide reliable services to their customers. ...
    • Models and Solution Methods for the Pallet Loading Problem 

      Yildiz, Burak Can (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-07)
      The three-dimensional bin packing problem (3DBPP) seeks to find the minimum number of bins to pack a finite number of rectangular boxes. It has a wide array of applications, ranging from airline cargo transportation to ...
    • Optimization under Uncertainty for E-retail Distribution: From Suppliers to the Last Mile 

      Alnaggar, Aliaa (University of Waterloo, 2021-09-03)
      This thesis examines problems faced in the distribution management of e-retailers, in different stages of the supply chain, while accounting for sources of uncertainty. The first problem studies distribution planning, ...
    • Optimizing Order Consolidation with Simulation Optimization 

      Zhou, Daren (University of Waterloo, 2017-05-15)
      In this work we study the order consolidation process of an e-retailing warehouse using real data. Order consolidation is a process that follows the picking operation in a warehouse. After stock keeping units (SKUs) of an ...
    • Strategic Network Design for Delivery by Drones under Service-based Competition 

      Gohram (University of Waterloo, 2017-08-14)
      In today’s world, E-commerce is a fast growing industry and e-retailers are looking for innovative ways to deliver customer orders within short delivery times at a low cost. Currently, the use of drone technology for ...
    • Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Traffic Network Design with Risk Mitigation 

      Nicholson, Jeremy (University of Waterloo, 2024-02-01)
      As unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology becomes more robust and widespread, more and more retail companies are seeing UAVs as a suitable alternative to ground-based transportation to deliver their packages. As a result, ...
    • Workload balancing for flight dispatcher scheduling 

      Rayner, Rebecca Sarah (University of Waterloo, 2021-08-27)
      Unlike other airline operations planning problems, optimization in flight dispatching is not common in literature. Flight dispatchers are centrally located and monitor multiple flights in different places simultaneously. ...


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