Models for Evaluating and Planning City Logistics Systems

Supporting urban area economic and social development while reducing freight transportation-related nuisances is the aim of city logistics. Viewing individual stakeholders and decisions as integrated logistic system components is the fundamental idea. This implies shipper, carrier, and movement coordination, as well as load consolidation for several customers and carriers in the same environmentally friendly vehicles. The explicit aim of city logistics is optimization of such advanced urban transportation systems. The authors focus on the integrated short-term scheduling of operations and management of resources, a challenging city logistics planning issue, for the general case involving a two-tiered distribution. The authors investigate the main problem-related issues, introduce a new problem class, propose both formulations and a general model for the main system components, and identify promising solution possibilities.

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  • Authors:
    • Crainic, Teodor Gabriel
    • Ricciardi, Nicoletta
    • Storchi, Giovanni
  • Publication Date: 2009-11


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 432-454
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  • Accession Number: 01149174
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jan 21 2010 7:27PM