Älykäs kaupunkilogistiikka – CityLog

Translated title of the contribution: Smart city logistics

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    During the spring of 2014 Transport Research Centre Verne from the Tampere University of
    Technology carried out an urban logistics study, where the current challenges and future
    development needs of city logistics was studied. In the study, this problem is approached from
    the perspective of shops and services located into the city centre. A part of the inner city
    centre of Tampere was chosen as a case area of the study. The main research methods were
    survey and expert interviews.
    According to the results, the biggest challenges in the city logistics from the perspective of shop
    and service office owners are narrow loading and unloading areas, problems related on
    delivery time schedules and minor possibilities to affect logistics actions. In general, lack of
    communication and the sharing of information are seen be poorly used in the city logistics.
    However, retailers and service carries do not see logistics as their weakness nor their main
    business area. According to the findings, in future the development of city logistics should be
    done more with a close relationship with transportation companies and the public sector.
    The future research and development needs should focus on communication between
    transport companies and their customers, optimization of loading and unloading areas and the
    impacts of rapidly increasing e-commerce. Highly automated and real-time communication
    solutions could offer significant benefits for unconsciousness in delivery times for example.
    Also the potential of underground logistics connections should be studied together with
    loading and unloading optimization.
    Translated title of the contributionSmart city logistics
    Original languageFinnish
    PublisherTampereen teknillinen yliopisto. Liikenteen tutkimuskeskus Verne.
    Number of pages20
    ISBN (Electronic)978-952-15-3588-8
    Publication statusPublished - Sept 2015
    Publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study

    Publication series

    NameTampereen teknillinen yliopisto. Liikenteen tutkimuskeskus Verne. Tutkimusraportti
    ISSN (Print)2242-3486


    • city logistics
    • urban logistics
    • intelligent transport system
    • e-commerce
    • future transport system

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Engineering


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