Optimization of last mile deliveries hos Gordon Delivery

Gordon: The market for home food deliveries has grown rapidly in recent years. Among other things, this has meant that many new companies have established themselves and consumers in Sweden can now have everything from loose picks to ready-made food delivered to their door. Gordon delivers industry-leading solutions in last-mile logistics for refrigerated and frozen products to provide customers with competitive advantage, increased predictability and higher value. In a rapidly growing changing market, Gordon stands out among logistics players with a world-class tech platform and by taking responsibility for the entire customer experience. Gordon Delivery builds its business based on current and future consumer needs. Gordon has had a growth of over 300% in the last two years and sales in 2021 were over 400 million.

Background: Gordon's logistics system is built around a number of terminals in the Nordic region from which the last mile routes depart. The more terminals, the lower the cost of the last-mile transports, while the total terminal cost increases. Here it is important to understand how many terminals provide the lowest total cost and where these should be located. With strong growth in recent years, Gordon has also expanded its logistics system rapidly in the form of vehicles and terminals. Now we want to understand if we need additionals terminals in the Nordics and where these should be located to minimize the total cost (transport and terminal costs)

Goal: A recommendation on how many terminals Gordon shall have in the Nordic region and where these should be located.

We are looking for: We would like you to be two students that have studied logistics / supply chain and can work with optimizations and are used to doing simulations of logistics flows.

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