讲座：Optimising Last-Mile Light Goods Vehicle Activity in London
题 目： Optimising Last-Mile Light Goods Vehicle Activity in London
讲座嘉宾：Tolga Bektas, the Professor in Logistics Management within the Southampton Business School &Head of Department of Decision Analytics and Risk, University of Southampton
地 点：上海交通大学 徐汇校区包图A303教室
Freight transport makes up 16% of all road vehicle activity in UK cities, with lorries and vans performing 30% of their total activity in urban areas. Traffic congestion in central London could worsen by 60% by 2030 with van traffic alone projected to increase by 20% across the capital. In this talk, I will present an ongoing research project titled Freight Traffic Control 2050 (FTC2050) (http://www.ftc2050.com) that investigates the collective transport and energy impacts of current 'business-as-usual' carrier activities in London. The project aims to optimise carrier collection and delivery schedules by investigating the potential of new business models for reducing localised transport impacts, energy demand and carbon. I will describe the practical challenges and problems faced by the carriers, and present some modelling and algorithmic work along with some findings. The presentation is based on collaborative work with the members of the FTC2050 consortium (Julian Allen, Oliver Bates, Tom Cherrett, Adrian Friday, Fraser McLeod, ThuBa Nguyen, Maja Piecyk, Marzena Piotrowska, Sarah Wise) and our industrial partners.
Tolga Bektas is Professor in Logistics Management within the Southampton Business School and Head of the Department of Decision Analytics & Risk. His research interests are in optimisation modelling with applications to vehicle routeing, network design, freight logistics and transportation. He has been investigator in a number of externally funded projects on material sciences for energy efficiency in transport, railway timetabling optimisation, maintenance planning in sea vessels and freight distribution in urban areas. He has published scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals, and authored a textbook on freight distribution and transport recently printed by CRC Press.