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Title Sustainable urban logistics : concepts, methods and information systems / Jesus Gonzalez-Feliu, Frédéric Semet, Jean-Louis Routhier, editors
Published Berlin ; New York : Springer, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 265 pages) : illustrations (some color), color maps
Series EcoProduction ; 3
EcoProduction ; 3
Contents Urban logistics in the XXIst century: stakes issues and future trends -- The urban flows in sustainable supply chain management -- Understanding and diagnosis of urban goods movement -- Planning sustainable urban logistics systems: an Information Systems Theory approach -- Methods for planning in urban transport systems with crossdocking -- The evaluation of urban logistics projects and experimentations -- Scenario assessment and demand forecasting in urban freight transport planning -- How local authorities can include freight in their transport planning process -- Impacts of time constraints on urban delivery organization -- Urban consolidation centres in Europe: which schema is the most sustainable
Summary Since the 1990s, researchers, practitioners and public administrations have given more thought to urban logistics. However, their interests and goals are not the same, and several approaches do not produce efficient logistics systems as a result. This book aims to provide both a conceptual framework for urban logistics planning and management and to create a basis for deploying solutions that aim to reduce the main nuisances related to urban goods. The proposed book is divided in two parts. The first proposes a set of methodological chapters, written by key authors, which aim to support decision makers in their current choices related to urban logistics. In addition to public authorities aims and goals, the book highlights the importance of private actors, and shows how supply chain management can deal with the problems of the last urban mile and its integration in global logistics chains. The second presents several applied research works that deal with current planning and practice issues in urban logistics, such as the role of city planning, the place of night deliveries in carrier organization, the limits of logistics pooling, and the real estate market, among others. The book was written by key authors, all having considerable research experience and recognised as experts in their respective fields. Each chapter presents methods and results of research works, written for a broad audience, and more precisely directed to both academics and practitioners
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Delivery of goods.
Urban transportation.
Form Electronic book
Author Gonzalez-Feliu, Jesus, editor
Semet, Frédéric, 1963- editor
Routhier, Jean-Louis, 1950- editor
ISBN 364231788X (electronic bk.)
9783642317880 (electronic bk.)