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Professor Tom Cherrett

Prof of Logistics and Transport Mgnment

Research interests

  • Tom’s key research interests include i) understanding and improving the distribution of goods and the management of freight vehicles in urban areas, including the supply of goods to hospitals and the use of consolidation centres; ii) how optimisation techniques can be used to improve system efficiency and in what ways Intelligent Transport Systems (smart tagging of assets and the use of smartphones) can improve operating efficiency; iii) approaches to more effectively collect and manage the movement of waste in terms of both household domestic waste collection strategies, Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) management and joint domestic/commercial waste collection strategies.
  • Main research areas include:
  • More effectively collecting and managing the movement of waste. This is in terms of both household domestic waste collection strategies, Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) management and joint domestic/commercial waste collection strategies. He has worked on a number of research projects in these specific areas: (Department for Transport grant PPAD 9/142/034, ‘Optimising vehicles undertaking waste collections' GR/S79626/01, SUE project 55 ‘Transport and Logistics'; EP/D043328/1, ‘Green Logistics'.

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Connect with Tom

Email: t.j.cherrett@soton.ac.uk

Tel: +44 23 8059 4657

Address: Boldrewood Campus, Burgess Road, SO16 7QF (View in Google Maps)

About

Career

Professional Certificate of Academic Practice, 2005

National and International Certificates of Professional Competence in Road Haulage Operations, 1989

Professor of Logistics and Transport Management   Sept 2015

Associate Professor – University of Southampton (May 2015-August 2015)

Senior Lecturer – University of Southampton (Mar 2009-May 2015)

Lecturer – University of Southampton (Oct 2002-Feb 2009)

Senior Research Fellow – University of Southampton (Mar 2000-Sep 2002)

Senior Consultant Oscar Faber (Aug 1999- Mar 2000)

Research Fellow – University of Southampton (Jun 1998-Jul 1999)

Research Assistant – University of Southampton (Aug 1994-May 1996)

Graduate Trainee – Wincanton Distribution (Aug 1991- Aug 1993)

Qualifications

Ph.D.   University of Southampton, 1998 (Congestion and driver response)

B.Sc. (Hons) 2:1 Transport Management and Planning, 1991

Chartered Member of the Institute of Logistics and Transport

 

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