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ICT for sustainable last-mile logistics: data, people and parcels

ICT for sustainable last-mile logistics: data, people and parcels
ICT for sustainable last-mile logistics: data, people and parcels
In this paper we present a vision of how ICT can be leveraged to help combat the impact on pollution, congestion and carbon emissions contributed by the parcel delivery sector. This is timely given annual growth in parcel deliveries, especially same-day deliveries, and the need to inform initiatives to clean up our cities such as the sales ban on new petrol and diesel vehicles in the UK by 2040. Our insights are informed by research on parcel logistics in Central London, leveraging a data set of parcel manifests spanning 6 months. To understand the impact of growing e-commerce trends on parcel deliveries we provide a mixed methods case study leveraging data-driven analysis and qualitative fieldwork to demonstrate how ICT can uncover the impact of parcel deliveries on delivery drivers and their delivery rounds during seasonal deliveries (or “the silly season”). We finish by discussing key opportunities for intervention and further research in ICT4S and co-created Smart Cities, connecting our findings with existing research and data as a call to the ICT4S community to help tackle the growth in carbon emissions, pollution and congestion linked to parcel deliveries.
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Penzenstadler, B.
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Bates, Oliver, Friday, Adrian, Allen, Julian, Mcleod, Fraser, Cherrett, Tom, Wise, Sarah, Piecyk, Maja, Piotrowska, Marzena, Bektas, Tolga and Nguyen, Thuba (2018) ICT for sustainable last-mile logistics: data, people and parcels. Penzenstadler, B., Easterbrook, S., Venters, C. and Ahmed, S.I. (eds.) In ICT4S2018: 5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technology for Sustainability. vol. 52, Easy Chair. pp. 49-67 . (doi:10.29007/67nl).

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Abstract

In this paper we present a vision of how ICT can be leveraged to help combat the impact on pollution, congestion and carbon emissions contributed by the parcel delivery sector. This is timely given annual growth in parcel deliveries, especially same-day deliveries, and the need to inform initiatives to clean up our cities such as the sales ban on new petrol and diesel vehicles in the UK by 2040. Our insights are informed by research on parcel logistics in Central London, leveraging a data set of parcel manifests spanning 6 months. To understand the impact of growing e-commerce trends on parcel deliveries we provide a mixed methods case study leveraging data-driven analysis and qualitative fieldwork to demonstrate how ICT can uncover the impact of parcel deliveries on delivery drivers and their delivery rounds during seasonal deliveries (or “the silly season”). We finish by discussing key opportunities for intervention and further research in ICT4S and co-created Smart Cities, connecting our findings with existing research and data as a call to the ICT4S community to help tackle the growth in carbon emissions, pollution and congestion linked to parcel deliveries.

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Accepted/In Press date: 2 February 2018
Published date: 10 May 2018

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Local EPrints ID: 421406
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/421406
ISSN: 2398-7340
PURE UUID: e34bc901-d325-4dfd-9d7f-3d8af73781c6
ORCID for Fraser Mcleod: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-5784-9342
ORCID for Tolga Bektas: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-0634-144X

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Date deposited: 11 Jun 2018 16:30
Last modified: 14 Mar 2019 01:56

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Author: Oliver Bates
Author: Adrian Friday
Author: Julian Allen
Author: Fraser Mcleod ORCID iD
Author: Tom Cherrett
Author: Sarah Wise
Author: Maja Piecyk
Author: Marzena Piotrowska
Author: Tolga Bektas ORCID iD
Author: Thuba Nguyen
Editor: B. Penzenstadler
Editor: S. Easterbrook
Editor: C. Venters
Editor: S.I. Ahmed

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