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dc.contributor.authorZeimpekis, Vasileiosen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-12en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-31T12:06:19Z-
dc.date.available2011-08-31T12:06:19Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.citationAdvances in Management & Applied Economics 1792-7552 1 2011 1 151-170en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/49027-
dc.description.abstractThe routing plan of a delivery fleet is usually developed a priori and provides an optimal (or near optimal) way of serving customers by taking into account certain constraints, such as vehicle capacity and delivery time windows. However, such plans may not cope adequately in a city logistics environment, in which unexpected events often occur during delivery execution (e.g. adverse traffic conditions). These events may lead to delays, higher costs, and inferior customer service. This paper presents the development and evaluation of a real-time fleet management system that handles such unforeseen events by using advanced traffic forecasting techniques and rerouting strategies coupled with telematic technology. The system monitors the delivery vehicles in real time, detects deviations from the initial distribution plan, and adjusts the schedule accordingly, by suggesting effective rerouting strategies. The system has been tested in real-life cases and the results show that delivery performance is enhanced significantly and customer satisfaction is improved accordingly.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.subject.jelR41en_US
dc.subject.jelR31en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordurban freight distributionen_US
dc.subject.keywordreal-time vehicle routingen_US
dc.subject.keyworddynamic incident handlingen_US
dc.titleGoods distribution management in city logistics environment: A systemic approachen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.ppn665794088en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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