SIMTech-NTU Joint Lab on Complex Systems
Block N4, B1a-01 | School of Computer Engineering, Nanyang Technological University | Singapore 639798


The wider application / impact of the outcomes/deliverables to the society/economy, tech transfer to industry
28 January 2015 - 1:41pm

Deliverables of the joint lab would include new concepts, workflow, methodologies, technologies, tools and demonstrators to support the shift towards more services-oriented activities in digital manufacturing, so as to maintain and extend Singapore's leadership as master facilitative control hubs of supply chain in Asia-Pacific. This research also extends the conventional vehicle routing problem with additional objectives and constraints of environmental factors to tackle the less-than-truckload problem incurred by many logistic service providers in urban environment such as Singapore, thus bringing about contributions to the logistic service providers in operational research field. Decrease in route distance, route time and increase in asset utilization are expected to translate from the research collaboration. Indirect benefits include a decrease in congestion and pollution within the country.