LoDI Research

Logistics and Distribution Institute (LoDI) is dedicated to innovating new delivery processes.

LoDI produces impactful efficiencies research and prepare students to be leaders in their fields

Pick-up and delivery routes for the N95 decontamination program in Louisville during COVID-19

The UofL N95 Decon Program collects used (potentially contaminated) N95 respirators from participating organizations and returns the same, now decontaminated, respirators back to the organizations. LoDI designed a tool to help determining the daily pick-up and delivery routes for the program.

High-density storage through rack design and slot sizes

This research takes aim at a universal but often overlooked source of waste in a warehouse —space between the top of a pallet and the rack above it. By using optimal slot profiling, warehouse managers can maximize space utilization, making room for more product within the same available space.

Dispatching emergency medical service (EMS) vehicle

The primary goal of the EMS is to use scarce resources—physical and human—to save lives. Managing EMS resources effectively and efficiently is crucial to operations. In this study, we explore the solution to this problem using mathematical programs. 

LoDI index

The LoDI index is a predictive indicators of the level of logistics and distribution activity for the upcoming month. As a predictive indicator, the LoDI index can help organizations related to the field of logistics and distribution in making educated decisions related to projects, expenditures, and other associated activities, ahead of the curve.

From Pallets to Puppies: Using Insights from Logistics to Save Animals

Due to limited resources, the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) has a great need for an optimized methodology for allocating available animals to their adoption facilities. We developed an allocation model to improve the throughput rate of the animals to be adopted.

Locating and Scheduling Drones for Delivering Perishable Items

We study a drone delivery problem for providing essential medical supplies in an emergency situation.

Panel size management for primary care (PC) physician network

We address the problem of finding an efficient patient-to-provider panel assignment in order to achieve workload balancing among providers within a network of PC practice groups, as well as to make strategic decisions for hiring new providers.

Optimal design of electric vehicle charging infrastructure network