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Jose Holguin-Veras

Title: The Quest for Sustainable Urban Logistics in an Era of Rapid (and Unpredictable) Technological and Economic Change

Description: In this talk, Professor Holguín-Veras will discuss the challenges and opportunities presented by the rise of the internet and on-demand economy, and the development of novel vehicular technologies. These trends--from both the demand and supply sides--have led to significant increases in the number of freight deliveries and shipments made in urban areas; and to increase congestion, emissions, and conflicts with pedestrian and cyclists. The reactions to these effects on the part of various stakeholders have been mixed. Individuals seem to enjoy the new services provided. Users of transportation networks complain about the increasing freight traffic. Municipalities have, for the most part, decided not to interfere with these deployments. Freight carriers are both concerned by the challenges presented to them, and excited by the opportunities. In this talk, Professor Holguín-Veras will share his thoughts about how to make the most of these challenges and opportunities.

Keywords: sustainable urban logistics technological economic

Date: Monday, September 30


Miguel Jaller Martelo

Title: Changes in the Retail and Distribution Landscape: Behavioral and Logistics Modeling Implications

Description: In recent years, the rapid adoption of omni-channel distribution strategies has dramatically changed how we shop and the way companies design their retail and distribution operations. All these changes have important implications for logistics modeling from the strategic, tactical and operational perspectives. This presentation discusses the implications for assessing the shopping demand and logistics decisions under this dynamic environment. Specifically, Dr. Jaller will discuss changes in shopping decisions, from where to shop, what to shop, and how much to shop. The presentation will also provide an overview of the impacts of and tradeoffs between facility location, fleet and technology characteristics, time-windows, and the use of crowd-shipping services. Moreover, Dr. Jaller will cover the impacts from these decisions when thinking about the sustainability of the urban transportation system with respect to travel activity and emissions.

Skills: retail distribution logistics modeling

Date: Tuesday, October 1


Benjamín Hazen

Title: Supply Chain Management at the International-Level: How Computational Logistics Scholars Might Contribute

Description: Supply chain management activities are conducted in and serve nearly every region of the globe. The interdependences created via these ubiquitous and increasingly global trade relationships command the need for more attention on the international-level of supply chain management. However, most supply chain research is conducted at the organizational-level, with very few studies considering a supply chain-level of analysis. To date, the body of knowledge on national and international perspectives of global trade is found in policy, strategy, government, international relations, defense, and other journals and magazines primarily grounded in the social sciences. This talk will describe some of these international-level supply chain management issues. It will also discuss needs and opportunities for transdisciplinary collaboration seeking to solve international-level SCM problems like sustainability.

Keywords: sustainability computational logistics supply chain international-level global

Date: Tuesday, October 1


Ivan Saavedra

Title: Driving Profitability using Supply Chain Cost-To-Serve Analytics

Description: Companies have been under pressure for improving their customer service and to minimize their overall cost while having significant profitable growth. One-size-fits-all strategies should be re-evaluated, and new analytical capabilities should be adopted. Supply Chain Cost-To-Serve analytics has been successfully proven to provide precise and actionable cost to serve and profit performance insights for every product, customer and channel. These insights are then used by supply chain, marketing, and sales organizations to make strategic decisions for driving profitable top-line growth.

Keywords: supply chain profitability cost-to-serve analytics

Date: Wednesday, October 2


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