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New trends on urban goods movement: Modelling and simulation of e-commerce distribution

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  • Jesus Gonzalez-Feliu

    () (LET - Laboratoire d'économie des transports - UL2 - Université Lumière - Lyon 2 - ENTPE - École Nationale des Travaux Publics de l'État - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

  • Christian Ambrosini

    (LET - Laboratoire d'économie des transports - UL2 - Université Lumière - Lyon 2 - ENTPE - École Nationale des Travaux Publics de l'État - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

  • Jean-Louis Routhier

    () (LET - Laboratoire d'économie des transports - UL2 - Université Lumière - Lyon 2 - ENTPE - École Nationale des Travaux Publics de l'État - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

Abstract

In this paper, a modelling framework to complete the recent scientific works on urban goods modelling is proposed. More precisely, we introduce a substitution procedure that estimates the number of trips and the corresponding travelled distances for shopping drive, home delivery and reception points' strategies. Moreover, an appraisal of scenarios is proposed in order to study how these three new forms of proximity delivery services impact on the overall urban goods movement distribution. Starting from four extreme situations, we introduce more realistic scenarios in order to find a suitable combination of delivery strategies. All the scenarios are simulated using the proposed framework, and the main traffic issues related to e-commerce distribution channel are discussed. The best realistic combination promotes the joint usage of home deliveries and proximity reception points and allows a reduction of about 13% of the road occupancy rates in urban areas.

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  • Jesus Gonzalez-Feliu & Christian Ambrosini & Jean-Louis Routhier, 2012. "New trends on urban goods movement: Modelling and simulation of e-commerce distribution," Post-Print halshs-00626152, HAL.
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    1. Russo, Francesco & Comi, Antonio, 2004. "A modelling system to link end-consumers and distribution logistics," European Transport \ Trasporti Europei, ISTIEE, Institute for the Study of Transport within the European Economic Integration, issue 28, pages 6-19.
    2. Danielis, Romeo & Rotaris, Lucia & Marcucci, Edoardo, 2010. "Urban freight policies and distribution channels: a discussion based on evidence from Italian cities," European Transport \ Trasporti Europei, ISTIEE, Institute for the Study of Transport within the European Economic Integration, issue 46, pages 114-146.
    3. Jesus Gonzalez-Feliu & Jean-Louis Routhier & Charles Raux, 2010. "An attractiveness-based model for shopping trips in urban areas," Post-Print halshs-00690098, HAL.
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    1. Francesco P. Deflorio & Jesus Gonzalez-Feliu & Guido Perboli & Roberto Tadei, 2012. "The Influence of Time Windows on the Costs of Urban Freight Distribution Services in City Logistics Applications," Post-Print halshs-00736428, HAL.
    2. Ponboon, Sattrawut & Qureshi, Ali Gul & Taniguchi, Eiichi, 2016. "Branch-and-price algorithm for the location-routing problem with time windows," Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Elsevier, vol. 86(C), pages 1-19.
    3. Jesus Gonzalez-Feliu & Bruno Durand & Dina Andriankaja, 2012. "Challenges in last-mile e-grocery urban distribution: have new B2C trends a positive impact on the environment?
      [Les défis du dernier kilomètre pour l'épicerie en ligne : l'impact environnemental d
      ," Post-Print hal-01770405, HAL.
    4. Jesus Gonzalez-Feliu, 2011. "Costs and benefits of logistics pooling for urban freight distribution: scenario simulation and assessment for strategic decision support," Post-Print halshs-00688967, HAL.
    5. Jesus Gonzalez-Feliu & Aurélie Mercier, 2013. "A combined people-freight accessibility approach for urban retailing and leisure planning at strategic level," Post-Print halshs-00919537, HAL.
    6. Mathieu Gardrat & Florence Toilier & Danièle Patier & Jean-Louis Routhier, 2016. "The impact of new practices for supplying households in urban goods movements: method and first results. An application for Lyon, France," Post-Print halshs-01586947, HAL.
    7. Jesus Gonzalez-Feliu & Josep-Maria Salanova Grau, 2014. "How the location of urban consolidation and logistics facility has an impact on the delivery costs? An accessibility analysis," Post-Print halshs-01053882, HAL.
    8. Simona Mancini, 2013. "Multi-echelon distribution systems in city logistics," European Transport \ Trasporti Europei, ISTIEE, Institute for the Study of Transport within the European Economic Integration, issue 54, pages 1-2.

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