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dc.contributor.authorRoca Riu, Mireia
dc.contributor.authorEstrada Romeu, Miguel Ángel
dc.contributor.authorFernández Aréizaga, Elena
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Civil i Ambiental
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Estadística i Investigació Operativa
dc.identifier.citationRoca-Riu, M., Estrada, M., Fernandez, E. An evaluation of urban consolidation centers through continuous analysis with non-equal market share companies. A: International Conference on City Logistics. "Transportation Research Procedia". Santa Cruz de Tenerife: 2015, p. 370-382.
dc.description.abstractThis paper analyzes the logistic cost savings caused by the implementation of Urban Consolidation Centers (UCC) in a dense area of a city. In these urban terminals, freight flows from interurban carriers are consolidated and transferred to a neutral last-mile carrier to perform final deliveries. This operation would reduce both last-mile fleet size and average distance cost. Our UCC modeling approach is focused on continuous analytic models for the general case of carriers with different market shares. Savings are highly sensitive to the design of the system: the increment of capacity in interurban vehicles and the proximity of the UCC terminal to the area in relation to current distribution centers. An exhaustive collection of possible market shares distributions are discussed. Results show that market shares distribution does not affect cost savings significantly. The analysis of the proposed model also highlights the trade-off between savings in the system and a minimum market share per company when the consolidation center is established.
dc.format.extent13 p.
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Economia i organització d'empreses::Direcció d'operacions::Modelització de transports i logística
dc.subject.lcshUrban transportation
dc.subject.lcshFreight and freightage
dc.subject.otherUrban consolidation center
dc.subject.otheranalytic mathematical model
dc.subject.otherurban freight transport
dc.titleAn evaluation of urban consolidation centers through continuous analysis with non-equal market share companies
dc.typeConference report
dc.subject.lemacDistribució de mercaderies
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. BIT - Barcelona Innovative Transportation
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. GNOM - Grup d'Optimització Numèrica i Modelització
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
upcommons.citation.authorRoca-Riu, M.; Estrada, M.; Fernandez, E.
upcommons.citation.contributorInternational Conference on City Logistics
upcommons.citation.pubplaceSanta Cruz de Tenerife
upcommons.citation.publicationNameTransportation Research Procedia

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