Quotation Vögl, Jana, Fikar, Christian, Hirsch, Patrick, Gronalt, Manfred. 2019. A simulation study to evaluate economic and environmental effects of different unloading infrastructure in an urban retail street. Computers and Industrial Engineering. 137 10603


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This work explores the impact of resources provided for unloading operations and freight vehicle parking in an urban retail street. We present a novel discrete-event simulation approach to analyze how unloading infrastructure and available staff influence lead times as well as local and global emissions to air. Results show that emissions to air and lead times of freight delivery vehicles can be drastically reduced when appropriate infrastructure and resources are provided. Changing the type of unloading areas can reduce NOX emissions by up to 95 %, while lead times can be reduced by 78 % if staff helps with unloading. Some configurations are more suitable to lower emissions to air while others are more effective in reducing lead times. Consequently, decision makers can use this model to explore how adjustments in infrastructure and available resources impact emissions and delivery vehicle lead times. Furthermore, it can act as a basis tool to analyze policies and laws to facilitate sustainable retail street operations in the future.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Computers and Industrial Engineering
Citation Index SCI
WU-Journal-Rating new INF-A, STRAT-B, WH-B
Language English
Title A simulation study to evaluate economic and environmental effects of different unloading infrastructure in an urban retail street
Volume 137
Year 2019
Page from 10603
URL https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cie.2019.106032
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cie.2019.106032
Open Access N

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Fikar, Christian (Details)
External
Gronalt, Manfred (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria)
Hirsch, Patrick (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria)
Vögl, Jana (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria)
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Produktionsmanagement (Taudes) (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
1112 Logistics (Details)
5347 Operations research (Details)
5354 Business logistics (Details)
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