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Etsuko Nishimura

Doctor of Engineering (Kyoto University, 2003)
Educational Contents
Undergraduate Course: Introduction to Logistics Study, Logistics System Planning, Supply Chain Management System, Project Exercise
Graduate Course: Advanced Logistics Planning, Logistics Design
Research Interests
My research field is scheduling problems occurred at marine container terminals. It is utilized that a mathematical programming and numerical analysis etc. in order to solve the problems as followings:
  • Optimize quay space use for the mega-containership calling terminal
  • Optimize yard area use for transshipment containers
  • Design the stack arrangement of container block at the yard area with irregular shape
Message for Students
I obtain various kinds of results with students having flexible activities until now. My interests are suitable for students who can make steady efforts because it is not easy to develop models. Please contact with me if you are interested in port operations and/or methodologies.
Research Areas
Port Logistics, Terminal Operation
Japan Society of Civil Engineers, Japan Institute of Navigation, Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Japan Logistics Society
Academic Journals
Journal of Infrastructure Planning Review, Transportation Research Part-E, Transportation Research Part-B, European Journal of Operational Research, Japan Institute of Navigation
International Conferences
European Conference on Operational Research (EURO), International Federation of Operational Research Societies Conference (IFORS), International Conference on Logistics and Maritime Systems (LOGMS), International Symposium on Maritime Logistics and Supply Chain Systems (MLOG), etc.