11.263J / SCM.293, 1.263J
Urban Last-Mile Logistics

Explores specific challenges of urban last-mile B2C and B2B distribution in both industrialized and emerging economies. Develops an in-depth understanding of the perspectives, roles, and decisions of all relevant stakeholder groups, from consumers, to private sector decision makers, to public policy makers. Discussion of the most relevant traditional and the most promising innovating operating models for urban last-mile distribution. Introduces application of the essential quantitative methods for the strategic design and tactical planning of urban last-mile distribution systems. Covers basic facility location problems, deterministic and stochastic network design problems, single- and multi-echelon vehicle routing problems, as well as associated approximation techniques.