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Planning hyperconnected, urban logistics systems

Teodor Gabriel Crainic, Michel Gendreau and Lilia Jemai

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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.

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collaborative logistics; city logistics; physical internet

Subjects: 1000 Civil engineering > 1000 Civil engineering
1000 Civil engineering > 1001 Construction engineering and management
1600 Industrial engineering > 1600 Industrial engineering
Department: Department of Mathematics and Industrial Engineering
Research Center: CIRRELT - Interuniversity Research Centre on Enterprise Networks, Logistics and Transportation
Funders: GRSNG / NSERC - Discovery Grant, Polytechnique Montréal
PolyPublie URL: https://publications.polymtl.ca/55439/
Conference Title: 22nd EURO Working Group on Transportation Meeting (EWGT 2019)
Conference Location: Barcelona, Spain
Conference Date(s): 2019-09-18 - 2019-09-20
Journal Title: Transportation Research Procedia (vol. 47)
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.trpro.2020.03.070
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trpro.2020.03.070
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2023 15:00
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2023 12:37
Cite in APA 7: Crainic, T. G., Gendreau, M., & Jemai, L. (2019, September). Planning hyperconnected, urban logistics systems [Paper]. 22nd EURO Working Group on Transportation Meeting (EWGT 2019), Barcelona, Spain. Published in Transportation Research Procedia, 47. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trpro.2020.03.070


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