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City Logistics: Challenges and Opportunities

Martin Savelsbergh(martin.savelsbergh***at***isye.gatech.edu)
Tom Van Woensel(t.v.woensel***at***tue.nl)

Abstract: Today, around 54% of the world's population lives in urban areas. By 2050, this share is expected to go up significantly. As a result, city logistics, which focuses on the efficient and effective transportation of goods in urban areas while taking into account the negative effects on congestion, safety, and environment, is critical to ensuring continued quality of life in cities. We review and discuss a variety of current and anticipated challenges and opportunities of city logistics. We hope this helps shaping an appropriate research agenda and stimulates more researchers to enter this exciting field.

Keywords: city logistics, direct-to-consumer, same-day delivery, omnichannel, crowdshipping, multimodal, multiechelon

Category 1: Applications -- OR and Management Sciences

Category 2: Applications -- OR and Management Sciences (Transportation )

Category 3: Applications -- OR and Management Sciences (Production and Logistics )


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Entry Submitted: 02/07/2016
Entry Accepted: 02/18/2016
Entry Last Modified: 02/07/2016

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