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Ocado KTP

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The world’s largest online grocery supermarket partners with Cardiff Business School on a project which will deliver a live vehicle routing system, an innovative first in the grocery home delivery market.

UK online supermarket, Ocado, has transformed the way the nation shops, developing an innovative model based on cutting edge technology. The company is unique in that it has no chain of stores and does all home deliveries from its warehouses.

However, routing optimisation has become a very challenging mathematical problem (aka Vehicle Routing Problem) in the company’s operational-level transportation planning.

To address this challenge, Ocado’s Data Science team will work closely with academics from the Logistics and Operations Management section of Cardiff Business School.