Learnings from the COVID-19 crisis on logistics and urban logistics

The ALICE Urban Logistics Leadership Team presents actions to prevent an ecological second wave in the supply chain. Several supply chain patterns in place for the last decades are strongly questioned by the COVID-19 crisis. In the last few months, we are living an unprecedented and very fast transformation and transition of society and economy to new paradigms. Will they stay, for how long and to what extent?

The aim of the ALICE working document is to have an ongoing discussion with stakeholders on how the COVID-19 crisis will influence short-medium and long-lasting trends impacting urban freight and logistics and assess to what extent ALICE roadmaps and vison will be reinforced or minimized in the development scenarios and which aspects need to be revisited.

The main aspects addressed so far are:

  • Supply chain regionalization
  • E-commerce and home delivery are booming
  • Resilient, agile, adaptable supply networks
  • Accelerated digitalization
  • Growing need for environmentally and socially responsible solutions
  • Unusual lack of congestion and easier access to parking
  • Toward a paradigm shift: shared interconnected logistics networks based on low and zero-emission transport solutions.

Read the ALICE working document here.

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