Changes in the Retail and Distribution Landscape: Behavioral and Logistics Modeling Implications


Miguel Jaller - Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, UC Davis


September 19, 2019 , 10:00am - 11:00am PDT


The rapid diversification of distribution strategies has dramatically changed how we shop and the way companies design their retail and distribution operations. All these changes have important implications for logistics modeling from the strategic, tactical and operational perspectives. This presentation discusses how these changes will be reflected in logistics and transportation planning models. Dr. Jaller will discuss changes in shopping decisions, from where to shop, what to shop, and how much to shop. The presentation will discuss impacts of and trade-offs between facility location, fleet and technology characteristics, time-windows, and the use of crowd-shipping services, as well as how these factors affect the sustainability of the urban transportation system.

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