Category Archives: H Transportation and Storage

Train Crew Diagraming


This probably was the most complex and complicated project I was ever working on. And while we delivered the product and met the specification (we even got the bonus payment for solution quality), the system was never used operationally. The … Continue reading

Posted in 1999, 49 Land Transport, 49.1 Passenger rail transport, CHIP, H Transportation and Storage, industrial study, live application, Personnel, Transport, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Open Flight Repair for Air Crew


Allocating air crew (flight deck and cabin crew) to cover the flights of an airline is typically done with a large-scale rostering application, which are often based on column generation techniques, resulting in very large-scale set covering problems. These tools … Continue reading

Posted in 1994, 51 Air Transport, 51.1 Passenger Air Transport, CHIP, H Transportation and Storage, live application, Personnel, Transport | 1 Comment

Planning Catering Personnel for TGV Trains


The EPPER application was developed for the French catering firm Servair to manage their personnel assignment for the restaurant and bar services in the TGV Atlantique. This TGV service runs from Paris to Rennes, Nantes and Bordeaux and continues to … Continue reading

Posted in 1996, 49 Land Transport, 49.1 Passenger rail transport, 56 Food and beverage service activities, 56.1 Restaurants and mobile food service activities, CHIP, CHIP Users Club, H Transportation and Storage, I Accommodation and Food Services, live application, Personnel, Transport | Leave a comment

More on Stand Allocation


Last week I talked about airport stand allocation, the parking problem for airplanes at an airport. Over the weekend I dug out the original publication for this problem, a joint paper with Mehmet Dincbas on the APACHE Demonstrator for Air … Continue reading

Posted in 1991, 51 Air Transport, 51.1 Passenger Air Transport, Assignment, ASTAIR, CHIP, H Transportation and Storage, prototype | Leave a comment

Airport Stand Allocation


This problem arises in the operational management of airports. For flights arriving at and departing from an airport, we have to allocate parking positions, which are needed from the time of arrival to the time of departure. Many of the … Continue reading

Posted in 2006, 51 Air Transport, 51.1 Passenger Air Transport, Assignment, CHIP, Constraints Journal, H Transportation and Storage, industrial study | 1 Comment