INFORMS TSL Best Paper Award in Facility Logistics

Together with my co-authors Dr. Arpan Rijal (University of Groningen), Dr. Marco Bijvank (Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary) and Prof. René de Koster (Rotterdam School of Management) our paper Workforce Scheduling with Order-Picking Assignments in Distribution Facilities has been selected for this year’s INFORMS Transportation Science and Logistics (TSL) Society Best Paper Award in Facility Logistics.

In our paper, we investigate workforce scheduling with order-picking assignments in distribution. The study was conducted in close collaboration with the largest supermarket chain in the Netherlands and puts forward an alternative method for assigning pickers to batches of orders in the retailer’s warehouses.

The annual TSL Best Paper Award goes to an outstanding paper in the field of transportation science and logistics. To win, a paper must present innovative approaches to solving complex problems in transportation or logistics, with an emphasis on operations research and quantitative methods.

TSL Best paper award 2021 - Arpan Rijal, Marco Bijvank, Asvin Goel, and René de Koster