Costs and benefits of logistics pooling for urban freight distribution: scenario simulation and assessment for strategic decision support

Abstract : Collaborative transportation and logistics pooling are relatively new concepts in research, but are very popular in practice. In the last years, collaborative transportation seems a good city logistics alternative to classical urban consolidation centres, but it is still in a development stage. This paper proposes a framework for urban logistics pooling ex-ante evaluation. This framework is developed with two purposes. The first is to generate comparable contrasted or progressive scenarios representing realistic situations; the second to simulate and assess them to make a "before-after" comparative analysis. In this framework, a demand generation model is combined with a route optimization algorithm to simulate the resulting routes of the proposed individual or collaborative distribution schemes assumed by each scenario. Then, several indicators can be obtained, mainly travelled distances, working times, road occupancy rates and operational monetary costs. To illustrate that framework, several scenarios for the urban area of Lyon (France) are simulated and discussed to illustrate the proposed framework possible applications.
Document type :
Conference papers
Liste complète des métadonnées

Cited literature [50 references]  Display  Hide  Download

https://halshs.archives-ouvertes.fr/halshs-00688967
Contributor : Jesus Gonzalez-Feliu <>
Submitted on : Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 9:30:20 AM
Last modification on : Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 12:24:05 PM
Document(s) archivé(s) le : Friday, July 20, 2012 - 2:21:50 AM

File

Costs_and_benefits_of_logistic...
Files produced by the author(s)

Identifiers

  • HAL Id : halshs-00688967, version 1

Collections

ENTPE | LET | LAET

Citation

Jesus Gonzalez-Feliu. Costs and benefits of logistics pooling for urban freight distribution: scenario simulation and assessment for strategic decision support. Seminario CREI, Nov 2011, Rome, Italy. ⟨halshs-00688967⟩

Share

Metrics

Record views

1170

Files downloads

2773