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Management Science

Tactical Design of Same-Day Delivery Systems

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Alexander M. Stroh, Alan L. Erera, Alejandro Toriello (2021) Tactical Design of Same-Day Delivery Systems. Management Science 68(5):3444-3463. Abstract We study tactical models for the design of same-day delivery (SDD) systems. Same-day fulfillment in e-commerce has...

On-Time Last-Mile Delivery: Order Assignment with Travel-Time Predictors

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Sheng Liu, Long He, Zuo-Jun Max Shen (2020) On-Time Last-Mile Delivery: Order Assignment with Travel-Time Predictors. Management Science 67(7):4095-4119.   Abstract We study how delivery data can be applied to improve the on-time performance of last-mile delivery...

The Value of Autonomous Vehicles for Last-Mile Deliveries in Urban Environments

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Sara Reed, Ann Melissa Campbell, Barrett W. Thomas (2021) The Value of Autonomous Vehicles for Last-Mile Deliveries in Urban Environments. Management Science 68(1):280-299.   Abstract We demonstrate that autonomous-assisted delivery can yield significant improvements relative to today’s...

Manufacturing & Service Operations Management

Crowdsourcing Last-Mile Deliveries

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  Soraya Fatehi, Michael R. Wagner (2021) Crowdsourcing Last-Mile Deliveries. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management 24(2):791-809. Abstract Problem definition: Because of the emergence and development of e-commerce, customers demand faster and cheaper delivery services. However, many retailers...

Shared Mobility for Last-Mile Delivery: Design, Operational Prescriptions, and Environmental Impact

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Qi, W., Li, L., Liu, S. and Shen, Z.J.M., 2018. Shared mobility for last-mile delivery: Design, operational prescriptions, and environmental impact. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management Abstract Two socioeconomic transformations, namely, the booms in the sharing economy...

Preorder Price Guarantee in e-Commerce

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Pang, Z., Xiao, W. and Zhao, X., 2021. Preorder price guarantee in e-commerce. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 23(1), pp.123-138.     Abstract Problem definition: With the development of the internet and e-commerce, retailers often offer preorders for new, to-be-released products....

Journal of Business Logistics

Inductive research in last-mile delivery routing: Introducing the Re-Gifting heuristic

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  Rose, W. J., Bell, J. E., & Griffis, S. E. (2022). Inductive research in last-mile delivery routing: Introducing the Re-Gifting heuristic. Journal of Business Logistics, 00, 1– 32. Abstract The last-mile problem presents a daunting challenge...

The Last Mile: An Examination of Effects of Online Retail Delivery Strategies on Consumers

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Esper, T.L., Jensen, T.D., Turnipseed, F.L. and Burton, S., 2003. The last mile: an examination of effects of online retail delivery strategies on consumers. Journal of Business logistics, 24(2), 177-203. Abstract The Internet has increased the level of...

Crowdsourcing Last-Mile Delivery: Strategic Implications and Future Research Directions

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Castillo, V.E., Bell, J.E., Rose, W.J. and Rodrigues, A.M., 2018. Crowdsourcing last mile delivery: strategic implications and future research directions. Journal of Business Logistics, 39(1), pp.7-25. Abstract The rise of e‐commerce over the past 20 years has created an...

Operations Research

An Exact Solution Framework for Multitrip Vehicle-Routing Problems with Time Windows

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Rosario Paradiso, Roberto Roberti, Demetrio Laganá, Wout Dullaert (2020) An Exact Solution Framework for Multitrip Vehicle-Routing Problems with Time Windows. Operations Research 68(1):180-198. Abstract Multitrip vehicle-routing problems (MTVRPs) generalize the well-known VRP by allowing vehicles to...

A Branch-and-Repair Method for Three-Dimensional Bin Selection and Packing in E-Commerce

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Pirmin Fontaine, Stefan Minner (2022) A Branch-and-Repair Method for Three-Dimensional Bin Selection and Packing in E-Commerce. Operations Research 0(0). Abstract The number of shipped parcels is continuously growing and e-commerce retailers and logistics service providers are...

Release Time Scheduling and Hub Location for Next-Day Delivery

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Yaman, H., Karasan, O.E. and Kara, B.Y., 2012. Release time scheduling and hub location for next-day delivery. Operations research Abstract Inspired by a real-life problem faced by one of the largest ground-based cargo companies of Turkey, the...

Production and Operations Management

Crowdsourced order-fulfillment policies using in-store customers

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Dayarian, I., & Pazour, J. (2022). Crowdsourced order-fulfillment policies using in-store customers. Production and Operations Management, 31, 4075– 4094. Abstract Omni-channel services, such as buy-online-pick-up-from-store, transfer the in-store logistics once completed by shoppers to retailers. To...

Do it right the first time: Vehicle routing with home delivery attempt predictors

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Lim, S. F. W. T., Wang, Q., & Webster, S. (2023). Do it right the first time: Vehicle routing with home delivery attempt predictors. Production and Operations Management, 00, 1– 23. Abstract Up to 20% of...

Urban Consolidation Center or Peer‐to‐Peer Platform? The Solution to Urban Last‐Mile Delivery

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Deng, Q., Fang, X. and Lim, Y.F., 2020. Urban Consolidation Center or Peer‐to‐Peer Platform? The Solution to Urban Last‐Mile Delivery. Production and Operations Management. Abstract The growing population in cities and booming e‐commerce activities create huge demand...

Transportation Science

Routing and Scheduling for a Last-Mile Transportation System

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Hai Wang (2017) Routing and Scheduling for a Last-Mile Transportation System. Transportation Science 53(1):131-147. Abstract The last-mile problem concerns the provision of travel services from the nearest public transportation node to a passenger’s home or other...

Constrained Local Search for Last-Mile Routing

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William Cook, Stephan Held, Keld Helsgaun(2022) Constrained Local Search for Last-Mile Routing. Transportation Science 0(0). Abstract Last-mile routing refers to the final step in a supply chain, delivering packages from a depot station to the homes...

Multi-Period Workload Balancing in Last-Mile Urban Delivery

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Yang Wang, Lei Zhao, Martin Savelsbergh, Shengnan Wu (2022) Multi-Period Workload Balancing in Last-Mile Urban Delivery. Transportation Science 56(5):1348-1368. Abstract In the daily dispatching of last-mile urban delivery, a delivery manager has to consider workload balance...

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