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Urban retail logistics - research into the bundled urban store deliveries of the future

: Lange, Volker


Clausen, Uwe (Ed.); Ten Hompel, Michael (Ed.); Klumpp, Matthias (Ed.):
Efficiency and logistics
Berlin: Springer, 2013 (Lecture Notes in Logistics)
ISBN: 978-3-642-32837-4 (Print)
ISBN: 978-3-642-32838-1 (Online)
ISBN: 3-642-32837-7
Aufsatz in Buch
Fraunhofer IML ()
EffizienzCluster LogistikRuhr; retail logistics; bundling store deliveries; cooperation; Urban Hub; urban information system

The efficiency of Retail Logistics is threatened by increasing regulation and up-coming consumer requirements concerning urban deliveries. A typical feature of morning deliveries to the retail outlets is the extensive traffic jams they encounter on their way - and there seems to be no improvement in sight, unless the basic system can be improved in some way. But just how can today's retail logistics be changed? Urban Retail Logistics is presented as a new research approach to find answers to this question by following the idea of collaboration among retailers for bundling their urban store deliveries.