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Journal Articles

Food Logistics

S03608352Fikar, C, Braekers, K (2022) Bi-objective optimization of e-grocery deliveries considering food quality losses. Computers & Industrial Engineering 163, 107848. DOI
retailjPaciarotti, C, Mazzuto, G, Torregiani, F, Fikar, C (2022) Locally produced food for restaurants: a theoretical approach for the supply chain network design. International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management 50 (13), 164-183.
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agriKummer, Y, Fikar, C, Burtscher, J, Strobl, M, Fuchs, R, Domig, KJ, Hirsch, P (2022) Facilitating Resilience during an African Swine Fever Outbreak in the Austrian Pork Supply Chain through Hybrid Simulation Modelling. Agriculture 12 (3), 352.
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ejorLeithner, M, Fikar, C (2022) A simulation model to investigate impacts of facilitating quality data within organic fresh food supply chains. Annals of Operations Research 314, 529-550.
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jcleKump, B, Fikar, C (2021) Challenges of maintaining and diffusing grassroots innovations in alternative food networks: A systems thinking approach. Journal of Cleaner Production 317, 128407.
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ejorFikar, C, Leithner, M (2021) A decision support system to facilitate collaborative supply of food cooperatives. Production Planning & Control 32(14), 1179-1190.
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ejorFikar, C (2020) Model-driven decision support to facilitate efficient fresh food deliveries. Die Bodenkultur: Journal of Land Management, Food and Environment 71(1), 1-9.
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ejorFikar, C, Mild, A, Waitz, M (2021) Facilitating consumer preferences and product shelf life data in the design of e-grocery deliveries. European Journal of Operational Research, 294(3), 976-986. DOI
itorEstrada-Moreno, A, Fikar, C, Juan, A, Hirsch, P (2019) A Biased-Randomized Algorithm for Redistribution of Perishable Food Inventories in Supermarket Chains. International Transactions in Operational Research 26(6), 2077- 2095. DOI
S03608352Fikar, C (2018) A decision support system to investigate food losses in e-grocery deliveries. Computers & Industrial Engineering 117, 282-290. DOI
CJOLFikar, C, Hirsch, PGronalt, M (2018) A decision support system to investigate dynamic last-mile distribution facilitating cargo-bikes. International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications 21(3), 300-317. DOI

Home Health Care

corFikar, C, Hirsch, P (2017) Home Health Care Routing and Scheduling: A Review. Computers & Operations Research 77, 86-95. DOI
flexFikar, C, Hirsch, P (2018) Evaluation of trip and car sharing concepts for home health care services. Flexible Services and Manufacturing 30(1-2), 78-97. [Download Publication]
ejieFikar, C, Juan, AA, Martinez, E, Hirsch, P (2016) A discrete-event driven metaheuristic for dynamic home service routing with synchronised trip sharing. European Journal of Industrial Engineering 10(3), 323-340. DOI:
jcleFikar, C, Hirsch, P (2015) A matheuristic for routing real-world home service transport systems facilitating walking, Journal of Cleaner Production 105, 300-310. DOI:

Disaster Relief

ejorHakimifar, M, Balcik, B, Fikar, C, Hemmelmayr, V, Wakolbinger, T (in press). Evaluation of field visit planning heuristics during rapid needs assessment in an uncertain post-disaster environment. Annals of Operations Research, in press.
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cejorHarpring, R, Maghsoudi, A, Fikar, C, Piotrowicz, WD, Heaslip, G (2021) An analysis of compounding factors of epidemics in complex emergencies: a system dynamics approach.  Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management, in press. [Open Access: Link]
cejorFikar, C, Hirsch, P, Nolz P (2018) Agent-based simulation optimization for dynamic disaster relief distribution.  Central European Journal of Operations Research 26(2), 423-442. [Access: Springer SharedIt]
dpmBerariu, R, Fikar, C, Gronalt, M, Hirsch, P (2016) Training decision-makers in flood response with system dynamics. Disaster Prevention and Management 25(2), 118-136. DOI
dpmBerariu, R, Fikar, C, Gronalt, M, Hirsch, P (2016) Resource deployment under consideration of conflicting needs in times of river floods. Disaster Prevention and Management 25(5), 649-663. DOI 25(5), 649-663. DOI
eswa.gifFikar, C, Gronalt, M, Hirsch, P (2016) A decision support system for coordinated disaster relief distribution. Expert Systems with Applications 57, 104-116. DOI:
idrr.gifBerariu, R, Fikar, C, Gronalt, M, Hirsch, P (2015) Understanding the impact of cascade effects of natural disasters on disaster relief operations. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction 12, 350–356. DOI:

Horizontal Cooperation In Logistics

SimpatSerrano, A, Patrick, H, Faulin, J, Fikar C (2018) Agent-Based Simulation for Horizontal Cooperation in Logistics and Transportation: from the Individual to the Grand Coalition. Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory 85, 47-59.
josGruler, A, Fikar, C, Juan, A, Hirsch, P, Contreras Bolton, C (2017) Supporting multi-depot and stochastic waste collection management in clustered urban areas via simulation-optimization. Journal of Simulation 11(1), 11-19. [Access: Springer SharedIt]
IJSM​Serrano-Hernandez, A, Hirsch, P, Faulin, J, Fikar, C (2018) The role of horizontal cooperation to improve service quality in last-mile distribution, International Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling 13 (4), 299–309​. DOI:


S03608352Vögl, J, Fikar, C, Hirsch, P, Gronalt, M (2019) A simulation study to evaluate economic and environmental effects of different unloading infrastructure in an urban retail street. Computers & Industrial Engineering 137, 106032.
Protic, S, Fikar, C, Voegl, J, Gronalt, M (2019) Analysing the impact of value added services at intermodal inland terminals. International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications, in press.
interfacesSerrano-Hernandez, A, Pintor, JM, Faulin J, Fikar, C, Alegria, I, Astiz P (2018) Practice Summaries: Deriving the Optimal Location of a Biorefinery in Northern Spain. Interfaces 48(6), 596-600.
jtrg.gifFikar, C, Hirsch, P, Posset, M, Gronalt M (2016) Impact of transalpine rail network disruptions: A study of the Brenner Pass. Journal of Transport Geography 54, 122-131. DOI: