Information Sharing in Last Mile Distribution – Lessons Learned from a Pilot in Oslo

This paper presents experiences from a demonstration of improved last mile deliveries to a shopping centre in Oslo, Norway. The demonstration showed how automatic data capturing enabled by proven and new technology solutions in the value chain may contribute to more efficient and predictable deliveries for consignee as well as shorter waiting-, delivery- and loading times. Data was collected by use of radio frequency identification (RFID) tags and global positioning system (GPS) (geofencing), and information was shared based on the GS1 open information standards. The solution was combined with a buffer storage solution at the shopping centre, so that the truck driver did not have to bring the pallets to the individual stores. There are obvious economies of scale, and benefits seem to compensate for the costs of the solution. However, further implementation requires mechanisms for transfer of benefits between stakeholders and is challenging from an organisational point of view.


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  • Features: Figures; Maps; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 10p
  • Monograph Title: Transport Research Arena (TRA) 2014 Proceedings

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  • Accession Number: 01531165
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: VTI, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 30 2014 4:28PM