Yousef Maknoon receives NWO grant to make logistics planning futureproof

News - 10 January 2020 - Webredactie

Yousef Maknoon together with Lóránt Tavasszy and Shadi Sharif Azadeh (Erasmus University Rotterdam), have received funding from the Dutch Research Council (NWO) for developing a novel methodological approach to plan the operation of on-demand logistics systems. The Top Consortium for Knowledge and Innovation Logistics (TKI Dinalog) aims to ensure the Netherlands leading international position in logistics activities and make a strong contribution to addressing the broad societal challenges that the Top Sectors are facing. The CUSTOMIZE project contributes to this goal.

About the CUSTOMIZE project
In the last decade, advancement of information technology and data-exchange has shifted the traditional logistics planning from offering a common low-cost solution towards personalized and swift transportation services. This change of paradigm affects the behaviour of customers and its expectation from logistics systems especially in the domain of city-logistics. On-demand logistics systems operate in a highly uncertain environment in which they need to respond to real-time logistics demand while satisfying the expectation of customers. For the coming two years, the CUSTOMIZE project will work on developing a new methodological approach to address the planning challenges faced by these systems. The consortium includes industrial partners and PostNL to ensure validity of the models for full-scale implementation.