Lowerbound Truck planning optimizer – Van den Bosch



Company Name / Department

Van den Bosch

Contact Person

Teun Franssen

Location Erp

Optional remote work

Yes, at least two days / week at the office
Travel expenses (own account or reimbursed by the company) Reimbursed by the company
Housing arranged by company No
Housing expenses (how much per month, own account or subsidized by the company) Own account
Internship compensation  €500 per month
Study program Operations Management & Logistics
ESCF community


Start date

September 2024



Company Description

    Van den Bosch is an international logistics service provider located in Erp, The Netherlands. They aim to drive sustainable and reliable change in the supply chain through intelligence and innovation. More than 80% of all their transport is performed by means of intermodal transport. They believe that logistics is not just about transport, but also about data, insights and know-how. They are constantly trying to drive change within the sector, which is why they are known as “The Supply Changer in Bulk”.

    Project Description

    Project description:

    At the moment we are implementing a truck planning optimizer. We measure the quality of the truck planning with 1 KPI. When the developing of the optimizer finished, the truck planning optimizer was able to create a plan that was a few percent better than the planning created by our human truck planners. In the future we still want to track whether the results of the truck planning optimizer are still good. In this project we would like to find a way to create a lowerbound for the KPI, so we can track the score of the truck planning optimizer compared to the lowerbound.

    Goals of the project:

    Create a tool to calculate a lowerbound of the KPI score for the truck planning.


    A tool to calculate a lowerbound for the truck planning KPI.


     More information: escf@tue.nl  


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