When: Thursday 22nd June from 1500 - 1600 hrs
According to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the urban population of the world has grown from 746 million in 1950 to 3.9 billion in 2014. It is estimated that 90% of the population in the UK will be living in urban areas by 2050. Together with the prevalence of Internet in consumers’ lives, the online shopping convenience has resulted in a rapid increase not only in the proportion of people purchasing goods online but also in the amount spent. In addition to the online purchases of books, fashion items, hotel bookings, etc. online grocery purchases have also caught up with this trend thanks to the online grocery purchase and delivery services offered by major retailers in the UK.
This webinar on simulation of food distribution in cities focuses on the last mile delivery of groceries purchased online. It is organised also as a dissemination activity for the EU Horizon2020 funded U-TURN Project: Rethinking urban transportation through advanced tools and supply chain collaboration project which focuses on food logistics, with three specific movements:
The webinar will introduce the challenges in the last mile delivery of groceries purchased online through two channels: home delivery and Click & Collect. Using secondary and primary data, we estimate the home delivery demand for online purchased groceries in London and estimate benefits from collaboration in the last mile delivery. We use Monte Carlo simulation to distribute the estimated annual demand to days and times and solve vehicle routing problems to establish the savings from joint logistics operation to satisfy customers’ demands. This webinar will introduce the U-TURN project briefly and explain the approach to modelling last mile delivery of online purchased groceries. There will be 15 minutes for questions and answers. For further information about the project: http://www.u-turn-project.eu.
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Event Code: PTRC0463
The 15th Annual Transport Practitioners’ Meeting will be held 28th – 29th June 2017 in Nottingham. TPM is the annual meeting place for all transport planners, highway engineers and urban transport designers to share knowledge, engage in constructive debates and disseminate the latest thinking across the profession.What is TPM?
TPM is the annual meeting place for all transport planners, highway engineers and urban transport designers. Practitioners, policy makers and academics will present numerous, topical papers over the course of the two days, enabling lively debates and the dissemination of the
latest thinking across the profession.
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