Category «Research»

Research: innovation in home delivery

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The increasing amount of small-sized shipments and their frequency variation, due to the growth of e-commerce, pose a great challenge to logistics service providers. At the same time technologies and innovations are being developed with the aim of increasing the efficiency of logistics service provider, as much as foster the creation of new enterprises and …

Access over ownership: sharing economy logistics

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In recent years the tremendous power of digital sharing platforms and crowd-based access to existing assets has started to rewrite the rules of business for many industries. Smartphones and mobile technologies combined with shifting societal values are allowing companies with new business models to proliferate at unprecedented speed, scale, and valuation.

Everything you want to know about the UK parcel market

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Working with parcel carriers in the UK, the FTC2050 project examines the potential for closer operational collaboration between carriers to reduce urban traffic and energy demand whilst maintaining customer service levels. The project evaluates to what extent collaboration can develop within a commercial setting or whether a 3rd party ‘Freight Traffic Controller’ (FTC) would be necessary …