Models for Managing the Distribution and Routing of Supplies

This course is designed to familiarize students with analytical models that can aid in making distribution and routing decisions such as: Where and when to procure? Where to store? How to transport? We will also focus on modeling and analyzing the trade-offs between cost and speed of delivery and the role of uncertainty.



The overall objective of this course is to improve the student’s ability to analyze and assess various trade-offs present in managing distribution and routing of supplies and incorporate uncertainty in decision making.



Network flows;

Multi-commodity network flows;

Networks over time;

Bottlenecks and trade-offs;

Role of uncertainty and decision trees Routing vehicles.