Master of Science in Computer Science
Department of Computer Science
School of Mathematics and Computer Science (SMCS)
Date of Submission
Saiyed Shahab Ahmed, Visiting Faculty, Department of Computer Science, School of Mathematics and Computer Science (SMCS)
The last mile delivery operations in the e-commerce industry pose a significant challenge of efficiently routing thousands of daily orders from warehouses to customers. This project focuses on developing an in-house software solution to create optimal routes for deliveries, addressing the need for cost savings, time efficiency, and data privacy. The objective of this project is to design and implement a microservice using opensource tools such as Google OR-Tools and OpenStreetMaps to solve the NP-hard problem of Vehicle Routing. The microservice leverages these tools to generate optimal routes considering constraints such as distance, time, and vehicle capacity. By developing an in-house routing solution, Bazaar Technologies aims to reduce costs, improve time efficiency, and enhance control over sensitive data. This project serves as a proof-of-concept for the viability of the solution, showcasing the potential of using open-source tools and technologies to tackle the complex challenges of last mile delivery operations in the e-commerce industry.
Abbas, Azfar. "Optimal Routing Solution for Last Mile Operations of E-Commerce." Unpublished graduate research project. Institute of Business Administration. 2023. https://ir.iba.edu.pk/research-projects-mscs/25
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