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Using an agent-based model to explore alternative modes of last-mile parcel delivery in urban contexts

Using an agent-based model to explore alternative modes of last-mile parcel delivery in urban contexts
Using an agent-based model to explore alternative modes of last-mile parcel delivery in urban contexts

The scale of parcel delivery is increasing rapidly, with indications that it will continue to do so. This presents a challenge both to those in the industry who wish to understand how they might adapt and change their ways of doing delivery and the policymakers who would like to encourage this in order to positively impact urban areas in terms of traffic and pollution. We present an early implementation of an agent-based modelling framework of parcel delivery processes, flexible enough to be extended to explore a variety of scenarios. We apply it to a baseline case study to begin the process of exploring the effectiveness of switching to a different method of delivery.

Agent based modelling, Freight, Parcel delivery
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ACM
Wise, Sarah
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Friday, Adrian
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Wise, Sarah, Cheliotis, Kostas, Bates, Oliver, Friday, Adrian, Allen, Julian, McLeod, Fraser and Cherrett, Tom (2018) Using an agent-based model to explore alternative modes of last-mile parcel delivery in urban contexts. In Proceedings of the 1st ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on GeoSpatial Simulation, GeoSim 2018. ACM. pp. 1-4 . (doi:10.1145/3284038.3284039).

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Abstract

The scale of parcel delivery is increasing rapidly, with indications that it will continue to do so. This presents a challenge both to those in the industry who wish to understand how they might adapt and change their ways of doing delivery and the policymakers who would like to encourage this in order to positively impact urban areas in terms of traffic and pollution. We present an early implementation of an agent-based modelling framework of parcel delivery processes, flexible enough to be extended to explore a variety of scenarios. We apply it to a baseline case study to begin the process of exploring the effectiveness of switching to a different method of delivery.

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Published date: 6 November 2018
Venue - Dates: 1st ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on GeoSpatial Simulation, GeoSim 2018, United States, 2018-11-06
Keywords: Agent based modelling, Freight, Parcel delivery

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Local EPrints ID: 428771
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/428771
PURE UUID: 44cadb90-ccee-49c1-9284-45b71ec222e2
ORCID for Fraser McLeod: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-5784-9342

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Date deposited: 08 Mar 2019 17:30
Last modified: 07 Oct 2020 02:24

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Author: Sarah Wise
Author: Kostas Cheliotis
Author: Oliver Bates
Author: Adrian Friday
Author: Julian Allen
Author: Fraser McLeod ORCID iD
Author: Tom Cherrett

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