Sameh Haneyah, Engr, MSc

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Sameh HaneyahSameh Haneyah, ir, MSc

PhD Candidate

School of Management and Governance

Industrial Engineering and Business Information Systems (IEBIS)

P.O. Box 217

7500 AE Enschede

The Netherlands

Room RA 3301 (Ravelijn)

Mob: +31 6 1256 0772

Tel: +31 53 489 3603

Fax: +31 53 489 2159


PhD Research

We address the field of internal logistics, embodied in automated Material Handling Systems (MHSs), which are complex installations employed in sectors such as Baggage Handling, Physical Distribution, and Parcel & Postal. We work on designing an integral planning and real-time control architecture, and a set of generic algorithms for MHSs. Planning and control of these systems need to be robust, and to yield close-to-optimal system performance. Currently, planning and control of automated MHS is highly customized and project specific. This has important drawbacks for at least two reasons. From a customer point of view, the environment and user requirements of systems may vary over time, yielding the need for adaptation of the planning and control procedures. From a systems’ deliverer point of view, an overall planning and control architecture that optimally exploits synergies between the different market sectors, and at the same time is flexible with respect to changing business parameters and objectives is highly valuable. An integral planning and control architecture should clearly describe the hierarchical framework of decisions to be taken at various levels, as well as the required information for decisions at each level, e.g., from overall workload planning to local traffic control. In this research, we identify synergies among the different sectors, and exploit these synergies to decompose MHSs into functional modules that represent generic building blocks. Thereafter, we develop generic algorithms that achieve (near) optimal performance of the modules.