Planning hyperconnected, urban logistics systems

Teodor Gabriel Crainic, Michel Gendreau, Lilia Jemai
2020 Transportation Research Procedia  
We examine an innovative system for organizing deliveries in a collaborative fashion for an n-tier hyperconnected city logistics system. We focus on the tactical planning of services within the first tier of the system, i.e., from external zones generally located on the outskirts of the city (logistics platforms, urban/city distribution/consolidation centers, etc.) to satellites from which goods are distributed to final customers, and introduce a new optimization model for that purpose. The key
more » ... distinctive feature of this model is that we consider a coalition of carriers and logistic operators who share their resources (fleets of vehicles and warehousing capacity) and information flows to provide more effective services, thus lowering costs and environmental impact. Preliminary computational results confirm the attractiveness of the envisioned system. c 2020 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. Peer-review under responsibility of the scientific committee of the 22nd EURO Working Group on Transportation Meeting.. Abstract We examine an innovative system for organizing deliveries in a collaborative fashion for an n-tier hyperconnected city logistics system. We focus on the tactical planning of services within the first tier of the system, i.e., from external zones generally located on the outskirts of the city (logistics platforms, urban/city distribution/consolidation centers, etc.) to satellites from which goods are distributed to final customers, and introduce a new optimization model for that purpose. The key distinctive feature of this model is that we consider a coalition of carriers and logistic operators who share their resources (fleets of vehicles and warehousing capacity) and information flows to provide more effective services, thus lowering costs and environmental impact. Preliminary computational results confirm the attractiveness of the envisioned system. c 2020 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. Peer-review under responsibility of the scientific committee of the 22nd EURO Working Group on Transportation Meeting..
doi:10.1016/j.trpro.2020.03.070 fatcat:3737lgbtk5gmhiiduffltmninm