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New Opportunities and Challenges for City Logistics

Eiichi Taniguchi, Russell G. Thompson, Tadashi Yamada
2016 Transportation Research Procedia  
However, E-commerce (B2C) is creating a surge in home deliveries that is increasing the social and environmental costs of goods distribution systems.  ...  The information revolution is creating both opportunities and challenges for improving the sustainability of urban freight systems.  ...  Hong et al. (2013) studied the optimisation of vehicle routing and scheduling for B2C e-commerce logistics distribution systems.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.trpro.2016.02.004 fatcat:vvsyw6erffbclia2dm4dxdtpxm

Collaboration Planning of Stakeholders for Sustainable City Logistics Operations [article]

Taiwo Adetiloye
2021 arXiv   pre-print
City logistics involves movements of goods in urban areas respecting the municipal and administrative guidelines.  ...  City logistics stakeholders can strive to achieve effective collaboration strategies for sustainable city logistics operations by mitigating the uncertainty effect and understanding the theories behind  ...  In city logistics operations, vehicle routing and scheduling has become an important technique.  ... 
arXiv:2107.14049v1 fatcat:33czst2f4jdlpjgy32juvj7bwu

Characterization and Design for Last Mile Logistics: A Review of the State of the Art and Future Directions

Hyeong Suk Na, Sang Jin Kweon, Kijung Park
2021 Applied Sciences  
One of the most challenging problems in last mile logistics (LML) has been the strategic delivery due to various market risks and opportunities.  ...  We believe that this systematic literature review can serve as a useful tool for LML decision makers and stakeholders.  ...  [77] examined LML for light goods from e-commerce retailers in London, and they concluded that last mile deliveries for e-commerce can reduce light-goods vehicle traffic and associated environmental  ... 
doi:10.3390/app12010118 fatcat:clcwbx2zzjg3rfjx3vnkd6qd2m

An ICT-Based Reference Model for E-grocery in Smart Cities [chapter]

Roberto Tadei, Edoardo Fadda, Luca Gobbato, Guido Perboli, Mariangela Rosano
2016 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
E-grocery is a new emerging and challenging business channel for the food and beverage market, enabling consumers to purchase grocery products online.  ...  The paper discusses whether a new LFSC model for e-grocery is useful and proposes an innovative solution based on ICT and mobile applications.  ...  In particular, B2C e-commerce represents a new channel that completely replaces physical shops, enabling consumers to purchase products and services online.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-39595-1_3 fatcat:iw6rggczezcojbjkldajtxb3o4

Big data analytics in e-commerce logistics: Findings from a systematic review and a case study

Eleni Zampou, Christina Milioti, Aggelos Liapis, Vega Rodrigalvarez, Florian Flocke, George Dimitrakopoulos, George Bravos
2018 Zenodo  
Due to its complexity and the proliferation of data challenges, e-commerce logistics is an area where the application of Big data analytics can be proven to be extremely fertile.  ...  By using a design science approach, we clarified the current e-commerce logistics practices as well as the envisioned ones that can, to a large extent, be supported by appropriate big data technologies  ...  Acknowledgements Research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 731932 (TransformingTransport)  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1491581 fatcat:zwcrxezawbavdoofhd6k4ynzli

Does Information Technology Competencies and Fleet Management Practices lead to Effective Service Delivery? Empirical Evidence from E- Commerce Industry

Tariq Mehmood
2021 International Journal of Technology, Innovation and Management (IJTIM)  
A real data records used to collect empirical from e-Commerce industry.  ...  Competency Model requires knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for fleet and distribution management for ecommerce industry to maintain successful movement of materials between parties within their  ...  (Gitahi & Ogollah, 2014) Scheduling &Tracking Scheduling is to identify which vehicle is to be allocated to new facilities as well as the new route for the chosen vehicle.  ... 
doi:10.54489/ijtim.v1i2.26 fatcat:tjmvtz36gjed3m6ld4h4ody3le

Implementing E-Commerce from Logistic Perspective: Literature Review and Methodological Framework

Ilenia Zennaro, Serena Finco, Martina Calzavara, Alessandro Persona
2022 Sustainability  
For this reason, this work aims to identify the main logistics research areas related to e-commerce implementation and the factors and key performance indicators, which should be taken into account for  ...  Keywords associated with e-commerce and logistics areas are matched to identify the most interesting works related to its implementation.  ...  It covers a great number of issues, from key factors, drivers and barriers for e-commerce implementation to e-commerce strategies, models and approaches for SCND, facilities locations, warehouses and distribution  ... 
doi:10.3390/su14020911 fatcat:vs6piieh7vdlni5d5f43eyqdpu

Classification and benchmark of City Logistics measures: an empirical analysis

Alberto De Marco, Giulio Mangano, Giovanni Zenezini
2017 International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications  
Urban freight distribution accounts for a significant share of pollution and congestion in urban areas.  ...  Results reveal that the level of pollution, the diffusion of e-commerce and GDP are important drivers of CL deployment.  ...  Silvia Moroni for her active involvement and contribution to this research as a Master student in the M.Sc. Program in Engineering & Management at the Politecnico di Torino.  ... 
doi:10.1080/13675567.2017.1353068 fatcat:rvan5vl7fzgrxdntef7dtg7oyq

Intelligent Vehicle Scheduling and Routing for a Chain of Retail Stores: A Case Study of Dhaka, Bangladesh

M. Azizur Rahman, Al-Amin Hossain, Binoy Debnath, Zinnat Mahmud Zefat, Mohammad Sarwar Morshed, Ziaul Haq Adnan
2021 Logistics  
Orders from various stores are combined, grouped, and scheduled for Region-1 and Region-2 of Dhaka City. The 'vehicle routing add-on' feature of Google Sheets is used for scheduling and navigation.  ...  However, inefficient scheduling and vehicle routing from the distribution center may cause delivery delays and, thus, stock-outs on the store shelves.  ...  Authors are delightedly thankful to Elias Parvez, head of operations, for providing the delivery data and Sumon Islam for assisting the programming during the application development.  ... 
doi:10.3390/logistics5030063 fatcat:34h4v6bi3vhmhdk7d2wmnu7xa4

Optimal routing and scheduling in E-commerce logistics using crowdsourcing strategies

Eman Mohamed, Malick Ndiaye
2018 2018 7th International Conference on Industrial Technology and Management (ICITM)  
Business-to-Consumers (B2C) E-commerce.  ...  In generic term, any process, from online retailing to online banking and travel services, in which businesses sell their products and services to consumers for their personal use falls under B2C e-commerce  ...  VNS Validation For testing the solution returned by the VNS algorithm and evaluating how far it is from the exact solution given by Lingo in terms of solution quality and time, the same experiments performed  ... 
doi:10.1109/icitm.2018.8333955 fatcat:drves6l7fvbwxowgtbrlub55qi

Scope of Using Autonomous Trucks and Lorries for Parcel Deliveries in Urban Settings

Evelyne Tina Kassai, Muhammad Azmat, Sebastian Kummer
2020 Logistics  
Courier, express, and parcel (CEP) services represent one of the most challenging and dynamic sectors of the logistics industry.  ...  This paper investigates if the introduction of autonomous trucks would be feasible for deliveries in urban areas from the experts' point of view.  ...  (E2) "I can see a huge obstacle when it comes to B2C e-commerce deliveries in urban areas, and that is the communication with the recipient.  ... 
doi:10.3390/logistics4030017 fatcat:ld5zj76oaveiplverb272n4tji

Towards a Collaborative Geographical Information System to Support Collective Decision Making for Urban Logistics Initiative

Cindy Guerlain, Stéphane Cortina, Samuel Renault
2016 Transportation Research Procedia  
This paper describes how a Geographical Information System (GIS) applied to urban logistics can be used for modelling complex urban freight situations, such as those related to the 'last mile deliveries  ...  It is explained how this collaborative GIS has been subject to experimenting in workshops related to urban logistics in European cities (London, Brussels and Luxembourg).  ...  Acknowledgements The authors would like to acknowledge the European Regional Development Fund, INTERREG NWE program, for funding the Last Mile Logistics project in which Smart City Logistics was developed  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.trpro.2016.02.017 fatcat:bvxfr363ejgbnmqu3n7mmtxrem

Factor Influencing Logistics Service Providers Efficiency' in Urban Distribution Systems

Alberto De Marco, Anna C. Cagliano, Giulio Mangano, Francesca Perfetti
2014 Transportation Research Procedia  
The increased urbanization and the awareness of freight transportation impacts have stressed the importance of City Logistics (CL) as a comprehensive approach aimed at mitigating the negative effects of  ...  This study represents an attempt to develop a panel of operational variables supporting the efficiency of the urban distribution system of LSPs.  ...  Furthermore, the proliferation of the Internet usage and online shopping have also contributed to transform freight distribution in urban areas, especially the development of e-commerce in the B2C market  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.trpro.2014.10.031 fatcat:vqizprci3faqtnpotuo7yky3ti

New Operating Strategies for an On-the-Road Modular, Electric and Autonomous Vehicle Concept in Urban Transportation

Christian Ulrich, Horst E. Friedrich, Jürgen Weimer, Stephan A. Schmid
2019 World Electric Vehicle Journal  
The vehicle is divided into an electrically propelled autonomous drive unit and a transport unit.  ...  The operating strategies and logistics concepts are illustrated and compared with conventional concepts.  ...  Acknowledgments: We would like to thank all our colleagues who worked with us on the MAUDE vehicle for their valuable support, which helped to create this paper.  ... 
doi:10.3390/wevj10040091 fatcat:465r2yzjxreqzlmauklz5txotq

Sustainable performance of cargo bikes to improve the delivery time using traffic simulation model
Održive performanse teretnog bicikla u cilju skraćenja vremena dostave robe primenom modela simulacije saobraćaja

Ben Rajesh, John Rajan
2020 FME Transaction  
This research contributes to the sustainable development of e-commerce and it measures the economic, environmental and social efficiency of cargo bikes in e-retail firms using survey method.  ...  Urban freight sector in India witnesses the exponential usage of cargo bikes since 2011, for reaching its customers. Cargo bikes are used by eretail firms for mobility in traffic dense roads.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENT We acknowledge the support of traffic police personal of St.Mark's signal, Bangalore, India for permitting the researcher to observe readings during peak and nonpeak hours for several iterations  ... 
doi:10.5937/fme2002411r fatcat:2umldfxo3zcldbuxra5jt3x7ha
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