Projects

Current:

Project Leader:

Incorporating food quality in e-grocery logistics optimization (freshFoodLog)
Duration: 01.03.2019-29.02.2020
Funded by:  WU-Jubiläumsstiftung
Objective: Investigating the impact of incorporating various food quality models on main performance indicators of e-grocery logistics operations.

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NutriSafe – Securing of Food Production and Logistics with Distributed Ledger Technology
Duration: 01.02.2019-31.01.2021
Funded by:  Austrian Research Promotion Agency
Objective: During this project, various use cases studying the impact of implementing Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) within the food industry are investigated. Among others, a serious game for training activities is developed to facilitate resilient food supply in Austria.

Past:

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Facilitating agricultural infrastructure to cooperatively consolidate regional organic food deliveries (BioHub4all)
Duration: 01.04.2017-31.05.2018
Funded by:  Austrian Research Promotion Agency
Objective: Investigating the potential of cooperatively consolidating organic food deliveries at existing agricultural infrastructure by the development of decision support systems, business models and risk and cost-sharing mechanisms.

Decision support for innovative and sustainable e-grocery logistics (e-FOOD-log)
Duration: 01.01.2017-31.05.2018
Funded by: Jubiläumsfonds der Stadt Wien für die Universität für Bodenkultur Wien
Objective: Development of decision support systems for e-grocery operations focusing on the consideration of shelf lives and food waste to design sustainable inventory management and last-mile distribution strategies.

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EXCHANGES – Freight, Logistics and the Gender Perspective (EXCHANGE)
Duration: 01.09.2017-28.02.2018
Funded by:  Austrian Research Promotion Agency
Objective: The project EXCHANGES focuses on gender relevance in individual areas of freight transport and develops guidelines for stronger future consideration of gender relevant issues.

Innovative approach for a two stage carrier independet supply in urban areas (cargo2go.at)
Duration: 01.09.2014-28.02.2017
Funded by:  Austrian Research Promotion Agency
Objective: A decision support for an innovative freight transport concept for urban areas is developed within this project. It is based on a variable hub and spoke approach which uses existing infrastructure as temporary consolidation points and cargo-bikes for last-mile transportation.

Modelling and Simulation in last mile disaster managment (LMK MUSE)
Duration: 15.10.2013-31.01.2016
Funded by:  Austrian Research Promotion Agency
Objective: This project focuses on the development of a simulation and operations research toolkit for tactical and operative planning support. In combination with quantitative methods, this should help to improve the response to disasters and to provide better support to victims. Moreover, the usage of the toolkit in training helps to identify crucial skills required and can lead to a better understanding of relief processes.

Development of planning algorithms for alternative mobility concepts in urban home healthcare (ALTCARE)
Duration: 01.11.2012-31.10.2014
Funded by:  Austrian Research Promotion Agency
Objective: Within ALTCARE two innovative mobility concepts are analyzed to optimize the planning of home health care services with a focus on urban areas. Particularly, trip sharing of nurses is investigated and corresponding solution procedures are developed.