The Impact of Collaborative Scheduling and Routing for Interconnected Logistics: A European Case Study

Sh Sharif Azadeh*, Y. Maknoon, J. H. Chen, M. Bierlaire

*Corresponding author for this work

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Interconnected logistics system can play an important role towards having a more sustainable green freight transport. Recently, after introducing the concept of Physical Internet (PI), researchers have started to explore the opportunities and challenges that a collaborative and interconnected network could create in different aspects of the supply chain. In this research, we study the last mile delivery as well as vehicle dispatching problems under the assumptions of collaborative supply chain networks while assuming that modularized boxes are applied inside the network from the provider to the final customer. Our research aims at proposing a more efficient resource planning with the minimal number of empty vehicle movements running on roads that ultimately leads to decrease carbon dioxide emission. The assumptions have been tested and verified using real data coming from a major retail company in Europe.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStrategic Decision Making for Sustainable Management of Industrial Networks
EditorsJ. Rezaei
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-030-55385-2
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Publication series

NameGreening of Industry Networks Studies
ISSN (Print)2543-0246
ISSN (Electronic)2543-0254

Bibliographical note

Green Open Access added to TU Delft Institutional Repository ‘You share, we take care!’ – Taverne project Otherwise as indicated in the copyright section: the publisher is the copyright holder of this work and the author uses the Dutch legislation to make this work public.


  • Collaborative scheduling
  • Interconnected logistics
  • Last mile delivery
  • Physical Internet
  • Routing
  • Vehicle dispatching


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