A SIMULATION STUDY ON THE EFFECT OF PHYSICAL DISTRIBUTION FACILITIES IN THE TOKYO METROPOLITAN REGION

This paper aims to formulate a freight transportation cost simulation model that explains the relationship between freight transportation costs and the number or the location of physical distribution facilities in urban areas. Then the study determines whether the location of existing regional physical distribution centres is appropriate, and clarifies the necessity of pick-up and delivery depots for transshipment of inner-city freight in a CBD. Pick-up and delivery depots could be essential facilities as well as regional physical distribution centres to reduce total freight transportation costs, and their cost saving would be almost one half of that of regional physical distribution centres. (a) For the covering entry of this conference, please see ITRD E202211.

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  • English

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 163-73

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00796451
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 4-9980767-0-1
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 2 2000 12:00AM