Sustainable City Logistics Planning: Methods and Applications. Volume 2


Series: Management Science – Theory and Applications
BISAC: BUS041000

City logistics planning is vital to improve goods transport in urban areas. It involves consolidation and coordination of goods transport activities to reduce the negative impacts of freight transport on city residents and their environment. The book presents novel and innovative approaches in the area of sustainable city logistics planning and is composed of three volumes.

The first volume addresses key problem areas related to city logistics assessment and evaluation, mobility management, vehicle routing, demand management, smart city solutions, sustainable supply chain management, risk management, intelligent transportation systems, delivery location optimization, electricity planning, and transit policy simulation.

The second volume is dedicated to electric vehicle charging, stakeholder engagement, e-commerce deliveries, corporate social responsibility, urban freight data collection, dynamic project management, postal logistics, sustainable hub location, urban freight transport planning, and stakeholder mobilization.

The third volume deals with truck route choice planning, empty container repositioning, logistics planning under disruption, dynamic risk sensitive sequential decision-making, parking revenue management, sustainable parcel delivery planning, and smart multi-purpose utility tunnels.

A variety of methods based on systems modeling and simulation, optimization, and data mining are proposed. Survey studies, best practices, state of the art, and practical applications complement the presented theoretical approaches. The book will serve as a useful resource to academicians and practitioners working in the area.
(Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Electric Vehicle Charging Scheduling in Green Logistics: Challenges, Approaches and Opportunities
(Luyang Hou, Chun Wang and Jun Yan, Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science, Concordia University, Canada)

Chapter 2. New Trends in Urban Freight Transport: How Stakeholder Engagement Can Favour the Adoption of Sustainable Solutions
(Edoardo Marcucci, Valerio Gatta and Michela Le Pira, Faculty of Logistics, Molde University College, Molde, Norway, and others)

Chapter 3. Sustainable Balance between E-Commerce and In-Store Purchases
(Alexander Rossolov, Transport Systems and Logistics Department, O.M. Beketov National University of Urban Economy in Kharkiv, Kharkiv, Ukraine)

Chapter 4. Integrating Corporate Social Responsibility in “Make or Buy” Decision: A Multi-Disciplinary and Multi-Criteria Approach
(Tasseda Boukherroub, Alain Guinet and Julien Fondrevelle, Department of Systems Engineering and Numerix Laboratory, Ecole de technologie supérieure, Notre-Dame West, Montreal, QC, Canada, and others)

Chapter 5. Which Data to Collect and How, so as to Understand Urban Freight Distribution? – Setting the Framework
(Katrien De Langhe, Roel Gevaers and Thierry Vanelslander, Department of Transport and Regional Economics, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium)

Chapter 6. Dynamic Project Management Strategies for UK Fashion SMES
(Sonal Godhania, Usha Ramanathan, and Ramakrishnan Ramanathan, Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Yelahanka New Town, Bangalore, India, Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK, and University of Bedfordshire, University Square, Luton, Bedfordshire, UK)

Chapter 7. Transportation Sustainability in Postal Industry
(Matin Foomani, Anjali Awasthi and Ciprian Alecsandru, University of Concordia, Montreal, Quebec)

Chapter 8. Evolution of Hub Location Problems in Sustainable Transportation Networks
(Ankit Sharma and Samir K. Srivastava, Operations Management Group, Indian Institute of Management Lucknow, India)

Chapter 9. Descriptive Statistics of Problems and Solutions for the Urban Freight Transport in Brazilian Cities
(Leise K. Oliveira, Carla O. L. Nascimento,Luísa T. M. Sousa, Thaiza G. C. Silva, Paulo H. G. Pinto, Renata M. Pereira, Lais P. Farias, Renata L. M. Oliveira, Suellem C. Ferreira, Mylena C. R. Jesus and Iara A. M. Souza, Department of Transportation and Geothecnical Engineering, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 10. Montreal: Feedback a Mobilization Project That Led to Concrete Solutions and the Identification of Higher Stakes
(Mickael Brard, Project Manager, Jalon MTL)


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