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A conceptual framework for agent-based modelling of logistics services

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  • Roorda, Matthew J.
  • Cavalcante, Rinaldo
  • McCabe, Stephanie
  • Kwan, Helen
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    This paper presents an agent-based microsimulation framework that represents the diversity of roles and functions of actors in the freight system, how they interact through markets and how interactions between actors are established in markets through contracts. The framework provides sensitivity to technology trends, business trends, and policy scenarios. Logistics costs, outsourcing of logistics services to third party logistics firms, growth or retraction of various industry sectors, and the impact of new supply channels are explicitly represented. Data sources available in Toronto, Canada and new data collection efforts required for model estimation are described.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review.

    Volume (Year): 46 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 1 (January)
    Pages: 18-31

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:transe:v:46:y:2010:i:1:p:18-31

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    Keywords: Microsimulation Market Logistics Contract Commodity Conceptual framework;

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    1. Gerard Jong & Inge Vierth & Lori Tavasszy & Moshe Ben-Akiva, 2013. "Recent developments in national and international freight transport models within Europe," Transportation, Springer, vol. 40(2), pages 347-371, February.
    2. Johan Joubert & Kay Axhausen, 2013. "A complex network approach to understand commercial vehicle movement," Transportation, Springer, vol. 40(3), pages 729-750, May.
    3. Edoardo Marcucci, Amanda Stathopoulos, Romeo Danielis, 2012. "Urban freight policies and tourism. The case of own-account operators in Rome’s limited traffic zone," RIEDS - Rivista Italiana di Economia, Demografia e Statistica - Italian Review of Economics, Demography and Statistics, SIEDS Societa' Italiana di Economia Demografia e Statistica, vol. 0(2), pages 121-139.
    4. Ruan, Minyan & Lin, Jie (Jane) & Kawamura, Kazuya, 2012. "Modeling urban commercial vehicle daily tour chaining," Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Elsevier, vol. 48(6), pages 1169-1184.
    5. Gernot Liedtke & Hanno Friedrich, 2012. "Generation of logistics networks in freight transportation models," Transportation, Springer, vol. 39(6), pages 1335-1351, November.
    6. Theodore Tsekeris & Klimis Vogiatzoglou & Stelios Bekiros, 2011. "Multi-Regional Agent-Based Modeling of Household and Firm Location Choices with Endogenous Transport Costs," ERSA conference papers ersa10p479, European Regional Science Association.
    7. Theodore Tsekeris & Klimis Vogiatzoglou, 2011. "Spatial agent-based modeling of household and firm location with endogenous transport costs," Netnomics, Springer, vol. 12(2), pages 77-98, July.
    8. Sharman, Bryce W. & Roorda, Matthew J., 2013. "Multilevel modelling of commercial vehicle inter-arrival duration using GPS data," Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Elsevier, vol. 56(C), pages 94-107.

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