The research activities of the Laboratory of Industrial Systems Optimization are around logistic and production systems. The objective is to develop decision-making tools to optimise performance of complex systems, from the design phase through to the operational phase, in terms of efficiency and competitiveness.
The Laboratory has brought together specialists of research areas in the field of production system design and management, the supply chain and transport. Our methodology consists in working out relevant models for real systems, in analysing their mathematical properties and then developing optimisation algorithms and efficient simulation methods.
The tools used are those of operational research in its widest sense: linear and non-linear programming, graphs, Petri nets, exact methods such as branch-and-bound and branch-and-cut, performance-guaranteed heuristics, metaheuristics, simulation.
The LOSI Team’s main asset is using a wide range of mathematical and computer tools for the most efficient decision-making in complex goods and services production systems.