The environmental and economic effects of innovative measures in urban parcels delivery

López Lambas, María Eugenia and Ricci, Stefano (2014). The environmental and economic effects of innovative measures in urban parcels delivery. In: "Urban Transport 2014", 28/05/2014 – 30/05/2014, El Algarve, Portugal. ISBN 978-1-84564-778-0. pp. 235-245.

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Title: The environmental and economic effects of innovative measures in urban parcels delivery
Author/s:
  • López Lambas, María Eugenia
  • Ricci, Stefano
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: Urban Transport 2014
Event Dates: 28/05/2014 – 30/05/2014
Event Location: El Algarve, Portugal
Title of Book: Urban Transport XX
Date: 2014
ISBN: 978-1-84564-778-0
Volume: 138
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Urban transport; freight distribution; parcels delivery
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Caminos, Canales y Puertos (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Civil: Transporte y Territorio
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The main scope of this research is to identify and evaluate solutions to redesign the parcels delivery logistic process to achieve higher level of quality, lower operational costs, energy consumptions and air pollution. The study is starting from the analysis of the delivery process managed by a leader company operating in Rome. Main delivery flows, personnel and fleet management costs, quality performances and environmental impacts are investigated. The results of this analysis are benchmarked with other European situations. On the basis of the feedback of this analysis, a set of operational measures, potentially able tackle the objectives, are identified and assessed by means of a simulative approach. The assessment is based on environmental and economic indicators allowing the comparison between new and reference scenarios from the viewpoints of the key players: operator, customer and Society. Moreover, the operational measures are combined into alternative packages by looking for the sets capable to maximize the benefits for the key players. The methodology, tested on Rome case study, is general and flexible enough to be extended to parcels delivery problem in different urban contexts, as well as to similar urban distribution problems (e.g. press, food, security, school)

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Item ID: 36096
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/36096/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:36096
Official URL: http://www.wessex.ac.uk/14-conferences/urban-transport-2014.html
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 13 Jul 2015 15:58
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2018 18:06
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