Choice and Customization of Urban Logistics concepts - Towards a conceptual framework for structured developments of Urban Logistics Systems

Item Type Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Abstract

Purpose
As urban logistics solutions need to be tailored to the individual situation on-site, the purpose of this paper is to develop a conceptual framework for the choice and customization of urban logistics concepts leading to a structured development of an urban logistics system (ULS). With a structured development of ULS, their successful implementation can be supported.
Design/methodology/approach
Using a design science research approach based on an extensive literature review, the paper develops a conceptual framework for structuring the development of urban logistics systems. Drawing on contingency theory, various situational factors were identified.
Findings
The research reveals that ULS must be customized individually and significantly depending on situational factors such as exo- and endogenous, as well as urban area-related contingencies.
Research limitations/implications
The paper is limited by its qualitative approach, which makes it necessary to evaluate the findings in further research empirically.
Practical implications
The results provide implications for local authorities and private actors (e.g., logistics service providers or shippers and receivers) by stating situational factors to be considered for the structured development of an individual ULS.
Original/value
While most of the academic literature in urban logistics draws on the development of concepts, few research was done looking at which situational factors influencing these concepts to achieve an individual ULS.

Authors Preindl, Raphael
Projects Stölzle, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang & Preindl, M.Sc. Raphael (2020) Innosuisse: Implementierung urbaner Logistik am Beispiel von Zürich (ImpULZ) [applied research project]
Language English
Subjects business studies
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
HSG Profile Area SoM - Business Innovation
Date September 2020
Number of Pages 17
Event Title NOFOMA 2020: The 32nd annual conference of The Nordic Logistics Research Network (NOFOMA)
Event Location Virtual conference
Event Dates September 17-18, 2020
Depositing User M.Sc. Raphael Preindl
Date Deposited 16 Nov 2020 07:19
Last Modified 16 Nov 2020 07:19
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/261477

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Preindl, Raphael: Choice and Customization of Urban Logistics concepts - Towards a conceptual framework for structured developments of Urban Logistics Systems. 2020. - NOFOMA 2020: The 32nd annual conference of The Nordic Logistics Research Network (NOFOMA). - Virtual conference.

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