Cooperation

What are the facts? Again and again
and again – what are the facts? Shun wishful thinking, ignore divine
revelation, forget what “the stars foretell,” avoid opinion, care not what the
neighbors think, never mind the unguessable “verdict of history” – what are
the facts, and to how many decimal places? You pilot always into an unknown
future; facts are your single clue. Get the facts! Robert A. Heinlein

Over the years we have developed a network of contacts with universities and business experts around the globe with whom we have tied up lasting scientific and business relationships. The close collaboration with experts from both science and pratice enables us to develop our solutions by the current state of scientific knowledge and industry standards.

The cooperation with Professor Kliewer is standing for many years now. As result of this cooperation many students have made their Ph.D. in operations research related topics. The Focus of Professor Kliewer are decision support systems in transport and logistic, robustness and efficient planning in public transport and airline systems as well as revenue management.

We worked together with Professor Cleophas already before her academic life. Prof. Cleophas’ research group, Advanced Analytics, particularly considers planning problems driven by human agents, both from the perspective of classical and of behavioral operations research. In their projects, they combine event-oriented and agent-based simulation modeling with intelligent data analytics as step stones for planning through descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics.

The longest standing relationship of this company is with the Clausthal University of Technology. Professor Hanschke – currently president of the university – has a research group about stochastic models in the industry. Concepts we use today in production planning, revenue management or other disciplines were developed here. Even the form of cooperation was first tried and enhanced with Professor Hanschke has he has a strong will bringing the latest research into use.

The cooperation with Professor Rytter is based on the common interested in liner shipping and especially revenue management in that industry. The liner shipping industry is trying to learn from others like hotels or airlines and wants to enhance their revenue management capabilities. A joined focus in this cooperation is the development of simulation tools to help the change management process in that industry.

This is a cooperation with Steven Balleby. Steven Balleby is CEO of RevMan Consulting, a personal consulting boutique focused on revenue management, pricing and business transformation in the transportation industry. In this role, he is responsible for leading strategic advisory and business development in the maritime, ports and transportation industries. His client work focuses on helping transportation and travel companies improve profitability through more disciplined and analytic approaches to the revenue management and pricing parts of their business as well as business transformation efforts. Over the past fifteen years, he has built a strong personal revenue management brand, having worked with major transportation clients around the world.