Optimisation of Networks


Seminare Profile

The focus of this seminar is on mathematical modeling of these networks and on the application of solvers to find optimal solutions (Microsoft Excel solver will be applied). After an introduction to the basics, participants will mostly work on practical exercises. In addition, several case studies from maritime logistics will be discussed.


1. Introduction to Networks and Logistics

2. Basics of Mathematical Programming

  • Linear Programming
  • Integer Programming
  • Binary Programming: Knapsack and Facility Location Problems
  • Solvability in Practice
  • Using Solvers: Microsoft Excel Solver

3. Graphs and Networks

  • Formal Definitions
  • Applications in Shipping

4. Modeling Network Problems

  • Transportation and Transshipment Problems
  • Routing Problems: Shortest Paths
  • Routing Problems: Roundtrips
  • Network Flow Problems: Network Capacities

5. Queues in Networks: Simulation

 To participate in this seminar no specific mathematical knowledge is required. Foundations of the programme Excel are of an advantage though.

Facts on the Seminar

Contact hours 24
Language English
Head Prof. Dr. Sönke Hartmann
Costs 890 Euro
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