Consolidation is the key concept for gaining efficiencies logistics chains and the development of new city distribution centres is a potential way of establishing consolidation. In this paper we investigate how Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) can play a major role to be supportive in the pre-feasibility of these studies. In order to understand the supportive value of this methodology we have analyzed the effects of a new main road for public transport connecting several small cities combined with a new solution for freight problems in these towns. The new solution encompasses the development of a new public warehouse. This paper contains a detailed explanation of the methodology and we present some conclusions about the pre-feasibility of the new distribution centre and the supportive role of the methodology in terms of stakeholder participation.
|Title of host publication||Innovations in City Logistics|
|Publisher||Nova Science Publishers|
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|