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End-to-End Prediction of Parcel Delivery Time with Deep Learning for Smart-City Applications [article]

Arthur Cruz de Araujo, Ali Etemad
2021 arXiv   pre-print
This work studies the use of deep learning for solving a real-world case of last-mile parcel delivery time prediction.  ...  We believe that our system has the potential not only to improve user experience by better modeling their anticipation but also to aid last-mile postal logistics as a whole.  ...  ., Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) for funding this work.  ... 
arXiv:2009.12197v2 fatcat:dm6s3pkps5gwpkmbfepj5spuiy

Why Should the Postal Service Deter Amazon's Competitive Entry into Last-Mile Parcel Delivery?

J. Gregory Sidak
2017 Social Science Research Network  
for such delivery by the Postal Service, FedEx, and UPS. 2 Panzar says that his model "reveals conditions under which the rates offered by the [Postal Service, FedEx, and UPS] are low enough to deter  ...  Postal Service identified the strategic opportunity for large retailers to deploy their own last-mile delivery networks as a threat to the traditional competitors in parcel delivery (namely, the Postal  ...  term is understood within postal regulation 108 ).  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.3179147 fatcat:ql27jn5eijf5bkibxk5c7emhf4

Comparative Analysis of the Environmental Performance of Delivery Routes in the City Center and Peri-Urban Area of Madrid

Alessandra Boggio-Marzet, Andrés Monzón, Pablo Luque-Rodríguez, Daniel Álvarez-Mántaras
2021 Atmosphere  
It enabled calibration and modelling dynamics to calculate fuel consumption and pollutant emissions according to delivery routes.  ...  The outputs set a basis for recommendations for using LDV only for delivery routes with less traffic interruptions and foster intermodal solutions.  ...  However, they are rather short in terms of distances: 11.1 km for Route A and 5.6 km for Route B.  ... 
doi:10.3390/atmos12101233 fatcat:q6f5cqkbnvghdlrlrmkrcp3y3a

The Growth of E-Commerce Due to COVID-19 and the Need for Urban Logistics Centers Using Electric Vehicles: Bratislava Case Study

Tomáš Settey, Jozef Gnap, Dominika Beňová, Michal Pavličko, Oľga Blažeková
2021 Sustainability  
Unfortunately, the theoretical mathematical model that finds an optimal urban logistics centre location based on the matrix of distance, number, and weight of shipments is not applicable in most cities  ...  This presents an unsustainable development, particularly in terms of urban environment.  ...  for postal items.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su13105357 fatcat:jmsaw54gibbulhc5k3iduqzfpy

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.  ...  Implications for Logistics Implementing autonomous T&L will drastically restructure the logistics network, in terms of processes, stages of delivery, or distribution network.  ... 
doi:10.3390/logistics4030017 fatcat:ld5zj76oaveiplverb272n4tji

Sustainable Distribution Organization Based on the Supply–Demand Coordination in Large Chinese Cities

Sijing Liu, Jiuping Xu, Xiaoyuan Shi, Guoqi Li, Dinglong Liu
2018 Sustainability  
Based on the findings, this paper proposed a differentiated method of demand management in different areas of the cities.  ...  To address these problems and improve urban sustainability, we proposed a new spatial organization model of supply–demand coordination.  ...  city, especially the courier parcel volume and the total volume of postal services [17] .  ... 
doi:10.3390/su10093042 fatcat:dksjk5yqjbd5dkndw7lxgzenci

Evaluating the Environmental Impact of Using Cargo Bikes in Cities: A Comprehensive Review of Existing Approaches

Hanna Vasiutina, Andrzej Szarata, Stanisław Rybicki
2021 Energies  
We review the existing approaches and tools for modeling transport emissions and state the significant positive environmental consequences.  ...  How can we improve the state of the environment considering the interests of logistics service providers?  ...  The term "cycle logistics" commonly refers to any type of pedal bicycle [41] .  ... 
doi:10.3390/en14206462 fatcat:hchtw5vps5am5nqcgamqgl6iv4

Smart Sustainable City Manufacturing and Logistics: A Framework for City Logistics Node 4.0 Operations

Agnieszka Deja, Tygran Dzhuguryan, Lyudmyla Dzhuguryan, Oleg Konradi, Robert Ulewicz
2021 Energies  
The model was verified based on a case study (7th scenario) for various frameworks of a multi-floor CLN4.0.  ...  This paper presents an innovative model of a CLN4.0 under supply uncertainty using a material flow analysis (MFA) methodology, which allows for specific parameters of throughput capacity within the CMFM  ...  The disadvantage of the proposed model is that it does not take into account the material flow through shopping centers, postal offices, pick-up points, parcel lockers, drone delivery servers, parking  ... 
doi:10.3390/en14248380 fatcat:xjfibt3mxfcyxdcyyiyooo2fsy

Shipping news: the implications of electronic commerce for logistics and freight transport

Markus Hesse
2002 Resources, Conservation and Recycling  
The paper considers the significance of electronic commerce (e-commerce) for freight transport, logistics and physical distribution, regarding both business to business and business to consumer commerce  ...  PII: S 0 9 2 1 -3 4 4 9 ( 0 2 ) 0 0 0 8 3 -6 more useful for dealing with a generic property of modern economy and society: increasing demand for flexibility, speed and mobility. #  ...  Acknowledgements ''I am indebted to Heike Flämig, Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg, Germany, for critical discussion and many insights into the world of e-commerce and its implications for transport  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0921-3449(02)00083-6 fatcat:4j22neljy5d5pbcqgrs3qepqiu

Risk Evaluation Method of Import and Export Goods Based on Fuzzy Reasoning and DeepFM

Yuanyuan Xu, Huijuan Fang, Jiliang Luo, Jianan He, Tao Li, Shiming Lin, Yi-Zhang Jiang
2021 Mathematical Problems in Engineering  
At present, the inspection mode of China's import ports is generally manual based on experience, or random inspection by the document review system according to a preset random inspection ratio.  ...  allocation of limited human and material resources of inspection and quarantine institutions, a method composed of fuzzy reasoning, deep neural network, and factorization machine (DeepFM) was proposed for  ...  on fuzzy reasoning and DeepFM is a feasible solution for the risk assessment of cross-border postal parcels, compared with other neural networks. e scheme has high stability, precision, and accuracy and  ... 
doi:10.1155/2021/2390958 fatcat:xgxspxkzhzfwbaigvuhdsoh35m

Zero Emission City Logistics: Current Practices in Freight Electromobility and Feasibility in the Near Future

Hans Quak, Nina Nesterova, Tariq van Rooijen, Yanjie Dong
2016 Transportation Research Procedia  
We look at the business cases for different truck sizes, varying from small vans to large trucks, in relation to the logistics requirements.  ...  This contribution combines the relevant urban freight transport solution directions: technology (both for the vehicle and the supporting IT), logistics and policy.  ...  Lisbon In the demonstrator the Portuguese postal company CTT uses 10 small electric vans (type Renault Kangoo ZOE) for post and parcel operations in Lisbon.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.trpro.2016.05.115 fatcat:csyusmnnb5hcpcmijovj33a3lq

Analysis of the potential demand of automated delivery stations for e-commerce deliveries in Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Leise Kelli de Oliveira, Eleonora Morganti, Laetitia Dablanc, Renata Lúcia Magalhães de Oliveira
2017 Research in Transportation Economics  
Automatic delivery stations represent a solution to reduce mislaid deliveries and consolidate parcels drop-off, minimizing the kilometers traveled, and the costs of urban goods distribution.  ...  Automatic delivery stations represent a solution to reduce mislaid deliveries and consolidate parcels drop-off, minimizing the kilometers traveled, and the costs of urban goods distribution.  ...  ADS solution has some policy implications in terms of: (i) urban planning, (ii) urban security, (iii) urban aesthetics, and (iv) traffic engineering.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.retrec.2017.09.003 fatcat:dmsfvo6aqjcz7dvbyasklelcay

Mr

ADITYA RAJ
2022 Zenodo  
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ( 1) Research problem- since the beginning of the online platforms for buying goods,one major problem was to maintain timely delivery, since the market and customers of india were fond  ...  Key results- the key result or finding from this research is that,the online shopping platforms like flipkart keep too much emphasis on timely delivery of goods to maintain their cutomer base & satisfaction  ...  In short, you need to build a shipping system or outsource to a credit name in logistic industry.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.6576686 fatcat:nfwcqfvczbbqtk7vdfqaxpywg4

Possibilities and Barriers for Using Electric-powered Vehicles in City Logistics Practice

Hans Quak, Nina Nesterova, Tariq van Rooijen
2016 Transportation Research Procedia  
This paper discusses the current developments, as well as the barriers and opportunities for using electric freight vehicles in daily city logistics operations based on the experiences from a number of  ...  This paper discusses results from other studies and demonstrations that were published on electro mobility in city logistics in the last three years, as an update of an earlier state of the art review.  ...  The authors would like to thank all FREVUE partners for their support and contribution as well as Peter Tjalma (TransMission) for his cooperation.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.trpro.2016.02.055 fatcat:4m6enikl6bfgtgwmqqr4booayy

Graph-Based Keyword Spotting in Historical Documents Using Context-Aware Hausdorff Edit Distance

Michael Stauffer, Andreas Fischer, Kaspar Riesen
2018 2018 13th IAPR International Workshop on Document Analysis Systems (DAS)  
ACKNOWLEDGMENT The authors would like to thank the Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics GmbH for funding this work.  ...  Use cases are e.g. the search for address elements in postal and parcel processing, the localization of genome sub-sequences or keyword search in web search engines.  ...  Franz § * † § Institute for Optical Systems, University of Applied Sciences Konstanz, Germany * ‡ Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics GmbH, Konstanz, Germany * Email: martin.schall@htwg-konstanz.de  ... 
doi:10.1109/das.2018.31 dblp:conf/das/Stauffer0R18 fatcat:2r2cjpiitfcs5knjtqbfvcuwsi
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