Multicriteria Decision Support for Transportation and Logistics Management

Alexander Engau


This talk will summarize two recent collaborations with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and with the Production Analysis and Optimization Group of an independent energy operator in the United States. First, for the planning and project prioritization of Caltrans State Highway Operations and Protection Program (SHOPP), we will discuss new uses of multi-objective decision analysis (MODA) to identify project portfolios that more directly respond to Caltrans' overall mission and strategic goals: (1) Safety and Health, (2) Stewardship and Efficiency, (3) Sustainability, Livability and Economy, (4) System Performance, and (5) Organizational Excellence. Second, in preparation for substantial growth of exploration and production in the Denver-Julesburg Basin in Northeastern Colorado, one of the largest natural gas deposits in the United States, we will describe a new multi-objective multi-period mixed-integer program that was developed and implemented to support our partnering company's business decisions regarding its current and future oil load dispatch and hauling logistics.