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Mr. YAM, Chi Him (David), who is a final year student of BSc (Hons) in Logistics Engineering with Management (LEM) in the Department of Industrial and System Engineering (ISE), participated in the HKIE 2017 Essay Competition “Green Transportation Logistics Transportation in Horizon – 2020”, an open competition organized by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineering (HKIE) – Logistics and Transportation Division. After an intense competition, David was awarded the championship, at a ceremony held on 27 April 2017.

The individual project title of David is “An intelligent last-mile delivery planning system for effective high-end e-commerce frozen goods delivery yielding energy efficiency and distribution efficiency”, which was supervised by Ir. Dr. KL Choy. It is a research-based student project of the PolyU ISE department.

The student project provides suggestions to remediate the environmental impacts of delivery services by reducing the delivery idle time at destinations and the travelling distance to fulfill all required orders. The proposed model aims to, first, introduce mild renovations at the existing outbound staging area of warehouse and the delivery truck internal layout; second, introduce a lightweight IT system that makes use of data clustering technique and Genetic Algorithms (an AI technique) to optimize the workflow of delivery service.

The competition is open to young HKIE engineers under the age of 25 and full time students of accredited Logistics or Transportation Engineering Degree Programs in Hong Kong. It is aimed to promote innovative ideas in the design and implementation of logistics and transportation systems in Hong Kong.

 

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Ir Eric CHAN Kar Lock (Left), the chairman of HKIE Logistics & Transportation Division, presented a certificate to Mr YAM Chi Him David (Right), the awardee.

 

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Awardee took photos with HKIE Logistics & Transportation Division Committee members; Ir Mervin CHOY Mo Boon (Left), Ir Dannies HO Ying Kit (Middle), Ir Dr Irene POON (Right).

 

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Awardee took photo with Prof. Keith CHAN (Right), Head of ISE of PolyU.

 

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Awardee took photo with Ir Alan M. F. TAM (Left), Hopewell Construction Project Controller – Construction.