Optimizing the delivery depot network of DHL Parcel in Germany

Invited abstract in session WB-25: OR Success Stories I, stream Business Day.

Wednesday, 10:50-12:20
Room: AachenMuenchener Halle (Aula)

Authors (first author is the speaker)

1. Christoph Hempsch
Deutsche Post DHL
2. Matthias Meisen
Deutsche Post AG


Deutsche Post DHL has invested a significant amount in its parcel distribution network over the last 3 years. Different methods and models from Operations Research are used to optimize the distribution network by supporting management decisions concerning the hub location or the sorting capacity of hubs. A linear mathematical programm which optimizes the number and the location of delivery depots will be presented and it will be illustrated how OR has influenced the landscape of delivery depots within the parcel distribution network of Deutsche Post DHL in Germany so far.


  • Logistics
  • Mathematical Programming

Status: accepted

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