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Sustainable logistics systems

CIVIL-462

Lecturer(s) :

Vacat .

Language:

English

Summary

The cours objectives are for students to understand mathematical and analytical Tools for planning and operating sutainable freight systems that account for economic costs as well as encivornmental impacts. Students should be able to apply these skills to model, analyze, and design

Content

The course will address aspects of transportation economics, encironmental and sustainability issues, optimization and algorithms related to logistics systems and terminals. Many aspects of the cours will be treated in a way that is general to all modes. Some specific knowledge related to trucking, railroads and maritime will be considered. Upon completing the course, students should be familiar with the main factors that determine the structure and drive the cost of operating one-to-one, many-to-one, one-to-factors that determine the structure and drive the cost of operating one-to-one , many-to-one, one-to-many and many-to-many systems; this includes traveling salesman and vehicle routing problems. Students should be familiar with the concept of a logistic cost function and methods of improving efficiency and optimizin the systems.

Keywords

Freight operations; logistic cost function; continuous approximation; optimization; emissions

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Lectures on the board, supplemented with slides; Exercices; Group Project

Expected student activities

Participation in lectures and in-class activities, individual homework assignments, group project

Assessment methods

Midterm Examination; Homework Assignments; Project Presentation and Report

In the programs

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  • Autumn semester
  • Winter sessions
  • Spring semester
  • Summer sessions
  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German