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Past Operations and Logistics Division and Centre for Operations Excellence Seminars

Past OPLOG Division Seminars September 2017 - August 2018
Past OPLOG Division Seminars - September 2016 - July 2017
Past OPLOG Division and COE Seminars - September 2015 - August 2016

Past OPLOG Seminars January 2015 -  August 2015
Past OPLOG Seminars - August 2014 - December 2014
Past OPLOG Seminars September 2013 - May 2014

Past OPLOG Seminars - September 2012 - May 2013

OPLOG Division Seminars September 2018 - Onwards

 



Date: Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

Speaker: Ho-Yin Mak, Oxford University, UK
Title: "Peer-to-Peer Crowdshipping as an Omnichannel Retail Strategy"
Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Place: DL 125

Abstract: Crowdshipping, a novel practice built upon the sharing economy, has been adopted by some retailers to tackle the notorious last-mile delivery problem in urban omnichannel retail. In this work, we study the potential of P2P crowdshipping, i.e., enlisting in-store shoppers to deliver online orders in their vicinity, and its impact on the marketing-operations interface for an omnichannel retailer. Specifically, P2P crowdshipping could potentially help the retailer improve delivery efficiency, and gain an additional lever for price discrimination. When these two effects interact, we find that the favorability of crowdshipping heavily depends on product and market characteristics, as well as how shopper-deliverers are reimbursed. For necessity goods, a cost-based reimbursement scheme could lead to a win-win outcome in both the retailer’s profit and consumer surplus; for higher-end products, reimbursing deliverers a premium on top of their delivery costs would be favorable.


Date: Thursday, July 11th, 2019

Speaker: Mark Lewis, Cornell University
Title: "TBA"
Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Place: HA 967

Abstract: TBA



 

Date:  Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 Speaker: David Stanford, The University of Western Ontario Title:  "An updated approach to Emergency Department prioritization in light of empirical data" Time: Noon - 1:00 PM Place: Henry Angus 968
Date:  Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 Speaker: David Stanford, The University of Western Ontario Title:  "An updated approach to Emergency Department prioritization in light of empirical data" Time: Noon - 1:00 PM Place: Henry Angus 968
Date:  Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 Speaker: David Stanford, The University of Western Ontario Title:  "An updated approach to Emergency Department prioritization in light of empirical data" Time: Noon - 1:00 PM Place: Henry Angus 968
Date:  Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 Speaker: David Stanford, The University of Western Ontario Title:  "An updated approach to Emergency Department prioritization in light of empirical data" Time: Noon - 1:00 PM Place: Henry Angus 968