A high diversity in land use of neighborhoods may be beneficial for the physical and mental health of the inhabitants. If confirmed, this may be incorporated into urban planning, in particular regarding the diversity of green space. This is the conclusion of study amongst 4450 Dutch residents.
Deloitte Insight presents an overview of trends and challenges in smart packaging. The good news is that the cost of these sensors is declining and will likely at some point be low enough to place on everyday consumer goods and parcels.
The drone market in recent years has completely changed character. A new report by IDTechEx demonstrates the hype is gone The price wars have also taken their toll with the Chinese winner having forced many to give their hardware (platform) play completely.
It is challenging to design and operate construction sites within space-constrained urban areas. Urban construction sites are often located in close proximity to public streets and roads with a high traffic volume, and a high share of vulnerable road users.
Within a few short years, trucking and logistics will be an ecosystem of autonomous vehicles directed by a digitized supply chain, combining driverless, cabless trucks and delivery hubs staffed by robots. But what about the numbers behind these changes? In particular, what do they mean for cost and efficiency in the transport industry that has long …
The purpose of a new paper by researchers from the University of Cambridge is to investigate the interplay between configuration dimensions (network structure, network flow, relationship governance, and service architecture) of last-mile supply networks (LMSN) and the underlying mechanisms influencing omnichannel performance.
Attaining environmental benefits and lower cost of ownership are driving more US commercial fleets to electrify, according to a UPS and GreenBiz study. In the “Curve Ahead: The Future of Fleet Electrification” report, industry leaders identify the main motivations and barriers to electrification, as well as strategies to move the commercial electric vehicle market from niche to …
Delivery drivers are losing more than one hour of their working day as a result of congestion. This a result from the latest Mercedes-Benz Vans Business Barometer. The drivers said that on average 16 percent of the day was wasted because of congestion. That is equal to one hour 17 minutes in a typical eight …
In countries like the UK and the US, retail space is now increasingly being used to accommodate showrooms for online retailers. In their quest for wider audiences, retailers are joining forces with logistics providers to incorporate online sales into their business models.
On November 1st, 2018 there is the Surflogh start Conference in Groningen (NL): “Who owns the street? – Perspectives on urban logistics challenges.” The strong increase in online consumerism, with a 24-hour delivery promise, regularly results in a street full of delivery vans, congestion and multiple, may have a negative impact on the liveability of cities.