Urban Freight Curriculum Database

Year Primary Author Secondary Author Source Target Audience Media Type
2011 Patrick Dixon Globalchange.com Video

Future of Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Freight, Manufacturing Keynote

Changes anticipated in logistics and supply chain management caused by growth of air freight, availability of alternative delivery services and other reasons and How technology reduce costs in distribution.

International Trade Education Program K-12 Website

ITEP Internship Program

The ITEP Internship Program is designed to connect students to hands-on work experience opportunities in high-growth industry sectors such as maritime trade, transportation and logistics, business, finance, and engineering in order to foster professional development.

Pasi Lautala Michigan Technological University Course Description and Syllabus

Railroad Engineering Course Syllabus

This course provides an overview of basic elements and roles of rail transportation, history, organizations and economics, safety, intercity and urban passenger rail, freight operations, track-train dynamics, signals and communications, motive power and equipment, track components, construction and maintenance.

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Sandip Chakrabarti USC Sol Price School of Public Pollicy Course Description and Syllabus

Institutional and Policy Issues in Transportation

The purpose of this course is to provide the student with an introduction to the nature and history of transportation problems and policy issues. The goal is to understand transportation problems and how they might be solved. Urban transportation is examined in the context of general economic, social and spatial trends. Particular attention is placed on the public decision making process and how it affects policy choices

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Joseph Chow New York University Course Description and Syllabus

NYU Urban Logistics Course PDF

This course provides graduate students with optimization methods to solve logistics problems faced by decision-makers for urban infrastructure, including public transport systems design, last-mile freight operations, and emergency/disaster response under dense populations.

2016 Stephanie Ritenbaugh Transport Topics News article

Quick Delivery Shopping Competition Heats Up With Entry of Google Express

Google is joining rivals such as online retailer Amazon in the push to get goods into the hands of online shoppers more quickly.

2013 Rose George TED Video

Inside The Secret Shipping Industry

Almost everything we own and use, at some point, travels to us by container ship, through a vast network of ocean routes and ports that most of us know almost nothing about. Journalist Rose George tours us through the world of shipping, the underpinning of consumer civilization

2015 Moshe E. Ben-Akiva Tomer Toledo ELSEVIER Academic Paper

Freight data collection using GPS and web-based surveys: Insights from US truck drivers’ survey and perspectives for urban freight

This paper reports on tools, methods and experimental designs that have been developed to study the routing behavior and movement of trucks. The application of these capabilities is demonstrated with a case study on the route choices of North American intercity truck drivers’, with a focus on the choice between tolled and free roads. An extension to the urban freight context, currently ongoing in Singapore, is briefly discussed, highlighting the challenges and main differences compared to the intercity case.

2016 Johannes Kretzschmar Kai Gebhardt Affiliated with Department of Computer Science, Friedrich Schiller University, Christoph Theiß, Volkmar Schau Springer Book Chapter

Range Prediction Models for E-Vehicles in Urban Freight Logistics Based on Machine Learning

Range Prediction Models for E-Vehicles in Urban Freight Logistics Based on Machine Learning - Springer

In this paper, we want to present an ICT architecture with a range prediction component, which sets up on machine learning algorithms based on consumption data. By this, the range component and therefore ICT system adapts to new vehicles and environmental conditions on runtime and distinguishes itself by low customization and maintenance costs.

2015 Denisson Pereira José Geraldo Vidal Vieira Federal University of São Carlos Academic Paper

Assessing carriers’ logistical performance indicator by shippers in the Sao Paulo Metropolitan Area

This paper aims to assess the logistics services provided by carriers in the São Paulo Metropolitan Area (SPMA) considering two perspectives: the efficiency of the operations and the adoption of sustainable measures. A survey was applied to the 15 main shippers working with the selected carrier in order to assess logistics performance indicators (on-time-in-full, relationship, lead time, service quality, etc.) as well as sustainability demands (disposal of oil, post-use tires, spare parts, etc.). A second survey was applied to 21 other shippers that hire similar services provided by other carriers in the SPMA. The results indicate that a good relationship between shippers and carriers positively impacts the evaluation of the carriers. Approximately 64% of the informants claim that gas emissions followed by disposal of lubricant, tires and spare parts are the major unsustainable practices to be avoided. This study makes two contributions: to show the most relevant sustainable and logistics aspects that carriers must consider for their services from the viewpoint of shippers and to analyse the influence of the relationship between the companies on the performance indicators.

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