AbstractThis thesis collects the work completed for my PhD. I begin with a discussion of my reasons for taking on a PhD, and describe how my developing ideas of the researcher I wanted to be led me to produce the research I did.
I then present the three papers written during the course of my PhD program. Each paper introduces an original problem which may be found in industry. Through a combination of mathematical programming and heuristic methods, each problem is solved.
Two of the papers in this thesis present problems found in automated palletising systems. The third presents a problem found in the production factories of Calzedonia, involving human workers.
Finally, I discuss the scientific contributions of the thesis, limitations within, and areas of research I am looking to explore in the future.
|Date of Award||21 Jul 2021|
|Supervisor||Maria Battarra (Supervisor), Gunes Erdogan (Supervisor) & Gilbert Laporte (Supervisor)|