Development and evaluation of an intelligent fleet management system for city logistics

Vasileios Zeimpekis, George M. Giaglis, Ioannis Minis

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Abstract

The routing plan of a delivery fleet is usually developed a priori and provides an optimal (or near optimal) way of serving customers by taking into account certain constraints, such as delivery time windows. However, such plans may not cope adequately with the dynamics of a city logistics environment, in which unexpected events (e.g. traffic congestions) often occur during delivery execution. We present the development and evaluation of a real-time fleet management system that handles such unforeseen events. The system monitors the delivery vehicles in real time, detects deviations from the initial distribution plan, and adjusts the schedule accordingly by suggesting effective rerouting strategies. The system has been tested in simulation environment and in real-life cases and the results show that delivery performance is enhanced significantly and customer satisfaction is improved.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 41st Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2008, HICSS
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event41st Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2008, HICSS - Big Island, HI, United States
Duration: 7 Jan 200810 Jan 2008

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Other41st Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2008, HICSS
CountryUnited States
CityBig Island, HI
Period7/01/0810/01/08

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    Zeimpekis, V., Giaglis, G. M., & Minis, I. (2008). Development and evaluation of an intelligent fleet management system for city logistics. In Proceedings of the 41st Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2008, HICSS [4438775] https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2008.121