Simulation-based optimization approach for PI networks

Publication, 2018


C. Haider, A. Kinast, S. Kritzinger, E. Pitzer, M. Affenzeller - Simulation-based optimization approach for PI networks - Proceedings of the 5th International Physical Internet Conference (IPIC 2018), Groningen/NL, Netherlands, 2018


The Physical Internet (PI) aims to connect single logistic networks to develop an open and global transportation network for shipping physical goods from its starting point to its destination. This creates big challenges: through the openness and size of the network, multiple objectives and many restrictions have to be considered. This paper proposes a new simulation-based optimization method for modeling and optimizing these problems. It is shown how the optimization is used to evaluate solution candidates for the problem and how the simulation is used to evaluate the quality of the candidates.