Industrial Mathematics for the Transport Industry

We have designed and built bespoke optimisation tools, published academic papers and undertaken numerous consultancies for the transportation industry. We have solved a variety of problems including:

  • Simultaneous vehicle and crew scheduling problems for intra-state mail and parcel transportation
  • Rolling stock optimisation problems for bulk commodity transportation in access controlled networks
  • Train crew rostering and scheduling problems for bulk freight, container and passenger rail operations
  • Vehicle routing problems with a wide range of real world constraints including:
    • multiple vehicle types; tight time windows and banned delivery windows;
    • multiple route capacity measures; driver breaks; minimum route volumes;
    • vehicle-location compatibility rules;
    • non-return to base routes;
    • peak hour travelling times;
    • vehicle type dependent service times;
    • and replenishment back at the depot
  • Vehicle routing problems for finished car distribution, for commercial and domestic gas distribution and pathology specimen pickup
  • Optimising the supply chain for major oil & gas construction projects with a shipping, rail and trucking component
  • Optimised the location of processing facilities for bulk raw materials given nearby facilities and transportation costs
  • Optimised the location of distribution centres to guarantee delivery standards
  • Optimised the traffic flow for highways with metered on ramps
  • Optimised the berthing and loading strategies for ports with multiple berths and flexible loading conveyors
  • Optimised entire bulk commodity supply chains to achieve optimum blend for contracts with complicated bonus and penalty terms
  • Optimised freight allocation in less than truck load transport networks with multiple available carriers
  • Optimised the flow of shipping containers through international shipping networks
  • Optimising the allocation of haulage resources to geographically disparate mining operations
  • … and many many more

We use the latest optimisation technology and algorithms to tackle very difficult, often unsolved problems. We have experience solving transportation logistics and supply chain planning optimisation problems across a wide range of industries.

Facility Location
Facility Location
Network Design
Network Design
Routing & Scheduling
Routing & Scheduling
Vehicle/Crew Scheduling
Vehicle/Crew Scheduling
Ship Scheduling
Ship Scheduling
Berthing & Loading
Berthing & Loading
Rolling Stock
Rolling Stock
Maintenance Planning
Maintenance Planning
Crew Rostering
Crew Rostering
Car Distribution
Car Distribution
Capital Investment
Capital Investment
Equipment Pooling
Equipment Pooling
Manpower Planning
Manpower Planning
Data Analytics
Data Analytics
Depot Location
Depot Location