Minimizing logistics risk through real-time vehicle routing and mobile technologies: Research to date and future trends

G. M. Giaglis, I. Minis, A. Tatarakis, V. Zeimpekis

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    Abstract

    Vehicle routing (VR) is critical in successful logistics execution. The emergence of technologies and information systems allowing for seamless mobile and wireless connectivity between delivery vehicles and distribution facilities is paving the way for innovative approaches to real-time VR and distribution management. This paper investigates avenues for building upon recent trends in VR-related research towards an integrated approach to real-time distribution management. A review of the advances to-date in both fields, i.e. the relevant research in the VR problem and the advances in mobile technologies, forms the basis of this investigation. Further to setting requirements, we propose a system architecture for urban distribution and real-time event-driven vehicle management.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)749-764
    Number of pages16
    JournalInternational Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management
    Volume34
    Issue number9
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2004

    Keywords

    • Decision support systems
    • Mobile communication systems
    • Real time scheduling

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