Quotation Hribernik, Marko, Zero, Kathrin, Kummer, Sebastian, Herold, David Martin. 2020. City logistics: Towards a blockchain decision framework for collaborative parcel deliveries in micro-hubs. Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives. 8


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The growth in e-commerce has led to increased pressure within the courier, express and parcel (CEP) sector to tackle the ‘last-mile’ issue and come up with solutions that not only satisfy the customers, but also other stakeholders such as city councils and other regulatory bodies. Scholars have highlighted micro-hubs and the associated horizontal collaboration as a possible solution, which might help alleviate problems associated with last-mile logistics in inner-city centers. However, trust and data exchange issues are considerable barriers to the introduction of horizontal collaboration, in particular between CEP carriers. To address the lack of trust and the issue of data exchange between carriers, the use of blockchain technology may present a solution, but existing research so far is limited concerning frameworks that specifically discuss blockchain technology in the context of micro-hubs and last-mile deliveries. In response, this paper presents a blockchain decision framework for a horizontal collaboration between CEP carriers based on key characteristics of existing blockchain decision models and relevant related research in the area of logistics and last-mile distribution. This is the first study that specifically addresses the use of blockchain technology for horizontal collaboration in the context of micro-hubs and last-mile deliveries.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Language English
Title City logistics: Towards a blockchain decision framework for collaborative parcel deliveries in micro-hubs
Volume 8
Year 2020
Reviewed? Y
URL https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2590198220301858?via%3Dihub
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trip.2020.100274
Open Access Y
Open Access Link https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2590198220301858

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Sustainable, cooperative, two-tier distribution system for small parcels in the City of Vienna
People
Hribernik, Marko (Details)
Kummer, Sebastian (Details)
Herold, David Martin (Details)
External
Zero, Kathrin (Gredata, Austria)
Organization
Institute for Transport and Logistics Management (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5307 Business and management economics (Details)
5354 Business logistics (Details)
5368 Sustainable development, sustainable economics (Details)
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