Christos Orlis

Doctoral candidate: Christos Orlis
Research  track: Logistics and Operations Research
Start date: May 2015
Supervisors: Prof. dr. Wout Dullaert

Network Planning and Contract Design for Cross-Chain Control in Cash Networks

In this project we develop network planning and contract design methods for improving the management of the cash supply chains of banks. Banks traditionally manage their own cash supply chain but more and more cross chain control centers such as Geld Service Nederland take over that role. Cash supply chains are important worldwide but remain virtually unexplored in literature. We aim to develop strategies and supporting tools for generating increased efficiencies in cash supply chains by integrating transportation, inventory and maintenance decisions, while seeking sufficient unpredictability in the routes for safety reasons. We furthermore identify and translate operational guidelines in contracts that are put in place to govern cross-chain control in a cash supply chain.

Our project is supported by software provider ORTEC and by Geld Services Nederland. It is furthermore backed by the three large Dutch banks (ABN-AMRO, ING Bank and Rabobank) and the Dutch central bank (DNB).

Saarbruecken Graduate school in Computer Science (10/2012 - 4/2013), Saarbruecken, Germany

MSc, Applied Mathematics (10/2010 - 9/2012), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
          Erasmus Placement (3/2012 - 7/2012), TU Dresden, Germany

BSc, Applied Informatics (10/2005 - 10/2010), University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece

Professional Experience
Research Associate (5/2013 - 3/2015), Dept. of Computer Science, TU Braunschweig

Research Associate (5/2011 - 12/2011), Information Technologies Institute, Center for Research and Technology Hellas

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