In this work, we study the concept of crowd-sourced delivery that aims at exploiting the space of ordinary vehicles, that usually travel on the roads, for delivering parcels. In particular, we introduce a variant of the vehicle routing problem with crowd-shipping. A company makes deliveries by using an own fleet of conventional vehicles as well as some occasional drivers. The occasional drivers are ordinary people, who decide to make a deviation from their routes for delivering parcels to other people, for a small compensation. We show the benefits of using crowd-shipping in terms of saving costs, improving quality of service and decreasing environmental impacts.

Crowd-shipping: A new efficient and eco-friendly delivery strategy

Macrina G.;Di Puglia Pugliese L.;Guerriero F.
2020

Abstract

In this work, we study the concept of crowd-sourced delivery that aims at exploiting the space of ordinary vehicles, that usually travel on the roads, for delivering parcels. In particular, we introduce a variant of the vehicle routing problem with crowd-shipping. A company makes deliveries by using an own fleet of conventional vehicles as well as some occasional drivers. The occasional drivers are ordinary people, who decide to make a deviation from their routes for delivering parcels to other people, for a small compensation. We show the benefits of using crowd-shipping in terms of saving costs, improving quality of service and decreasing environmental impacts.
Crowd-shipping
Occasional drivers
Vehicle routing
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11770/304860
 Attenzione

Attenzione! I dati visualizzati non sono stati sottoposti a validazione da parte dell'ateneo

Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus 5
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? ND
social impact