ORTEC is one of the largest providers of advanced planning and optimization solutions and services. ORTEC’s products and services result in optimized fleet routing and dispatch, vehicle and pallet loading, workforce scheduling, delivery forecasting, logistics network planning and warehouse control. ORTEC offers stand-alone, custom-made and SAP® certified and embedded solutions, supported by strategic partnerships. ORTEC has over 1,800 customers worldwide, 700 employees and offices in Europe, North America, South America and the Pacific Region.



Carbon Trust is an independent company set up by the UK Government in 2001 in response to the threat of climate change. Its mission is to accelerate the move to a low carbon economy by working with business and the public sector to reduce carbon emissions and develop commercial low carbon technologies. In 2008 Carbon Trust and DEFRA, co-sponsored the PAS 2050 “Specification for the assessment of the life cycle greenhouse gas emissions of goods and services”, a stand-alone standard, that was published by the British Standards Institution (BSI).



Megaventory Corporation provides cloud computing services for the supply chain operations of SMEs. Currently, an online tool for managing purchasing, sales and inventory is available online at www.megaventory.com. The tool can be used over several locations and by multiple users through an easy to use web-based application.



The Laboratory of Design, Operations and Production Systems (DeOPSys Lab) is situated at the Department of Financial & Management Engineering at the University of the Aegean. DeOPSyS Lab is a leader in promoting the University collaboration with private companies and public authorities in the area of advanced optimization techniques, freight transportation, intelligent transportation systems and green logistics. During the last 10 years, the DeOPSyS lab has been involved in more than 20 European and National research projects with core activity the support of private and public firms in state-of-the-art technological development and technology transfer. Most of its members are currently consulting various public and private organizations in Greece and in Europe.