The Load-Carrier Assignment in the Transportation Procurement of Petroleum Products
Project Title: The Load-Carrier Assignment in the Transportation Procurement of Petroleum Products
The Project deals with selecting a set of carriers that should be assigned to the existing load to be covered by a shipping company. These kind of problems arise within the procedure of procurement of transportation services over an extended network. The focus will be on the Omani context and the application field will be related to the distribution of petroleum products.
1. To understand the Load-Carrier Assignment and to survey the existing models in the context of petroleum products distribution
2. To develop an optimization model and implement it with Excel/Lingo to solve the Load-Carrier Assignment Problem
3. To apply the developed model in order to solve a realistic application related to the Omani context
Approach and Phase:
• Review the state of the art in the context of Load-Carrier Assignment Problem
• Identify the specific petroleum distribution problem to be studied
• Develop an optimization Model able to solve the Load-Carrier Assignment Problem
• Carry out experimental results to validate the model and
• Solve the problem for a specific real-life application from the Omani industry context
Background Required (Courses, Computational and Experimental Skills):
MEIE 4250 or equivalently MEIE 4271
1. Remli N., Rekik M., (2012), ‘A robust winner determination problem for combinatorial transportation auctions under uncertain shipment volume’. Interuniversity Research Center on Enterprise Networks, Logistics and transportation, 2 – 9
2. C. Triki, S. Oprea, P. Beraldi and T. Crainic. The Stochastic Bid Generation Problem in Combinatorial Transportation Auctions, European J. of Operational Research, 236, pp. 991—999, 2014
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