Urban freight regulations: How much they cost the consumers?

Kumar, Chitresh, Vijayaraghavan, T.A.S., Chakraborty, Abhishek and Thompson, Russell G. (2018) Urban freight regulations: How much they cost the consumers? In: 2018 EURO Mini Conference on Advances in Freight Transportation and Logistics, 7-9 March 2018, Padova, Italy.

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The paper discusses a multi-criteria decision-making model to identify costs due to time-windows based vehicle entry restrictions as percentage of product retail price. The study was done for two Indian supply chains in carbonated beverage, and fashion and clothing product categories from retailer’s, supplier’s and 3PL logistics player’s perspective. Profit differential for scenarios when urban freight regulations were in place and when they were not in place were analysed for varied service levels of back orders and time-windows based entry restrictions. We found that for various decision-making and cost bearing structures, profit differentials varied from -6.0% to 7.5% of the product retail prices. The results highlight the comparative significance of urban freight regulations for the respective supply chains in developing country like India, and emphasise upon the need for changes in supply chain strategy to reduce costs due to urban freight regulations.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: Urban freight regulations | City logistics | Bi-level programming | Product costing
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Transportation
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Business School
Depositing User: Mr Sombir Dahiya
Date Deposited: 24 Dec 2021 09:51
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2022 05:06
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trpro.2018.09.040
URI: https://pure.jgu.edu.in/id/eprint/390


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