- CHAPTER 1 :: The environment of Last Mile Distribution logistics
Last Mile Distribution (LMD) determines a certain segment of activities for all businesses that is deemed critical for any product to reach its customers in the best possible conditions. Compared to the rest of the supply chain and the different channels products or services need to get through, this last part requires the interaction among several actors and has an important impact on the urban ecosystem. This chapter will therefore present all its components to better understand their mutual interactions and main working mechanisms
- CHAPTER 2 :: LMD logistics operations and impacts
Logistics in the urban environment require understanding the constraints of operations within a specific frame, and the possibilities of operators, both working within the same supply chain or in parallel. It is therefore necessary to apprehend one’s parameters in order to design the best possible operations, that will optimise time, costs and environmental impact
- CHAPTER 3 :: Trends for more effective LMD logistics
Logistics is among the most flexible and dynamic working sectors in the modern economy, as its adaptability is at the core of its performance. While each economic actor is designing its own marketing strategies, the stakeholders of last mile distribution strongly depend on their clients’ requirements. Often, they need to take into consideration several societal trends at the same time, while pursuing the goal to reduce the negative externalities of logistics and last mile delivery.
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