Quotation Tricoire, Fabien, Parragh, Sophie N. 2017. Investing in logistics facilities today to reduce routing emissions tomorrow. Transportation Research Part B: Methodological. 103 56-67.




We investigate the trade-off between strategic investment in facilities and the long-term environmental impact of daily logistics operations. For that purpose, we consider a bi-objective location-routing problem with the objectives of minimising the cost of strategic investments such as locating facilities and acquiring different types of vehicles, and minimising pollution by using CO2 emissions as an indicator. A set of representative days of operations are used to estimate the long-term environmental impact. After modelling that problem as a mixed-integer program, we develop a decomposition approach that constructs routes, then uses them in a separate set covering model to generate complete solutions. The suitability of our approach is investigated on benchmark test instances as well as on a case study in the city of Vienna. Experiments show that our approach is a valuable tool in aiding such long-term decisions.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation External
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Transportation Research Part B: Methodological
Citation Index SSCI
WU Journalrating 2009 A
WU-Journal-Rating new FIN-A, INF-A, STRAT-B, VW-B, WH-A
Language English
Title Investing in logistics facilities today to reduce routing emissions tomorrow
Volume 103
Year 2017
Page from 56
Page to 67
Reviewed? Y
URL https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0191261516304726?via%3Dihub
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trb.2017.03.006
Open Access N


Tricoire, Fabien (Details)
Parragh, Sophie N. (JKU Linz, Austria)
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