Managing Urban Logistics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128144626

Managing Urban Logistics

1st Edition

Authors: Rosario Macario Vasco Reis Juan Pablo Antun
Paperback ISBN: 9780128144626
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st October 2018
Page Count: 256
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Managing Urban Logistics provides new insights based on the most recent research, theories, and developments in technological and ICT solutions, contemporary corporate trends, the re-evaluation of the role of authorities, and much more.

Delivering goods in cities creates enormous costs, such as traffic congestion, noise, road obstruction, and infrastructure degradation, diminishing the quality of life for all urban citizens. Managing Urban Logistics shows how to manage these complex urban logistics issues using a long term, systemic perspective where urban freight distribution is an integral part of the entire urban mobility system. The book examines the convergence points between mass and customized deliveries, modeling the decision processes, trade-offs, and tolerances behind these processes to enable a more fluid sharing of urban space.

The book addresses these issues from an empirical viewpoint based on analysis from a wide set of cases in urban environments around the world. Using a fresh and unique multidisciplinary approach based on a solid theoretical background and a pragmatic management standpoint, Managing Urban Logistics explores the relationship between business logistic needs and the interests of all the city stakeholders.

Key Features

  • Blends theory with real-world cases to create viable solutions
  • Uses an interdisciplinary approach to city logistics in a structured and organized way useful for all the stakeholders
  • Shows how to identify "logistic profiles" - delivery areas where different type of products arrive under different loading and unloading conditions - to build a logistic map of the city
  • Examines technological solutions that support different business models, adopting a rational, innovative approach to urban goods movement problem-solving


Researchers in Transportation Planning and Logistics, Logistics and Freight Transportation practitioners and consultants, and City officials

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Logistic Profiles and Business Models
3. Mass vs. Customized Distribution
4. Waste Management
5. Modeling
6. Technological Solutions
7. Corporate Trends
8. Public Policy
9. Innovation
10. The Way Forward


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About the Author

Rosario Macario

Rosário Macário is a Transportation Professor and Researcher at the University of Lisbon, as well as Vice President of the Institute for Research and Innovation in Engineering for Sustainability, Coordinator of the Center for Urban and Regional Systems, and Director of the Master in Transport Planning and Operations. She is Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier’s Case Studies on Transport Policy, Chair of International Relations for the World Conference on Transportation Research Society, co-founder of the Panamerican Society for Research in Transportation, and Council Member of the European Association of Transport.

Affiliations and Expertise

Transportation Professor and Researcher, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Vasco Reis

Vasco Reis is Research Fellow and Lecturer at the Instituto Superior Técnico of the University of Lisbon. He teaches Freight Transport and Logistics as well as Transport Planning and Operations. He is member of the Freight and Logistics Committee of the European Transport Conference, as well as member of Transport Research Board’s Intermodal Transfer Facilities Committee and Intermodal Freight Transport Committee. He is an Editorial Board Member of Elsevier’s Case Studies on Transport Policy and a reviewer for several Elsevier journals, including Transportation Research: Part A and Transportation Research: Part E.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Fellow and Lecturer, Instituto Superior Tecnico, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Juan Pablo Antun

Juan Antún is Professor of Strategic Logistics and Co-Director of the Laboratory of Transport and Territorial Systems at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. He has extensive research experience in strategic logistics, urban logistics benchmarking, and supply chain management. He is also a consultant for the Interamerican Development Bank, the United Nations, Coca Cola, and more.

Affiliations and Expertise

Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico

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