Universal Locker System for urban areas

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dc.contributor.author Iyer, P en
dc.contributor.author Veldman, R en
dc.contributor.author Zhang, Y en
dc.coverage.spatial Auckland, NZ en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-01-12T22:37:23Z en
dc.date.available 2019-11-11 en
dc.date.issued 2019-12-04 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/49564 en
dc.description.abstract E-commerce has led to a surge of parcel deliveries owing to the mix of lower price and higher convenience for consumers. This situation has significantly increased parcel shipments, resulting in congestion within the urban metros, leading to worsening traffic and pollution levels. A parcel locker system is a way to optimise deliveries. However, it is ineffective if individual companies take up this initiative in isolation, as customers tend to switch to the most convenient option. We explore the possibility of a universal locker system facilitated by the New York City government in the Manhattan area. We propose using the city’s public facilities as potential locker locations. We assess demand distribution using sample shipment data. The set covering method determines the minimum number of lockers needed for different levels of service. Subsequently, the p-median method recommends the actual locker locations to optimise the weighted average distance to customers. A solution with 360 lockers would ensure 93% (or 100%) of the population have access to at least one locker within 250m (or 750m). A full roll-out of the system decreases the distribution cost by 75% in comparison to a home delivery model. We recommend an incremental coverage of deliveries over a 3-year time-frame. The financial analysis shows a payback period of around three years (IRR of ~44%), making the project worthwhile. We can extend this study to any large urban area with support from the city government. en
dc.description.uri http://orsnz.org.nz/Repository/CONF53/abstracts-print.pdf en
dc.relation.ispartof 53rd ORSNZ annual conference en
dc.rights Items in ResearchSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. Previously published items are made available in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. en
dc.rights.uri https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/docs/uoa-docs/rights.htm en
dc.subject Universal Locker System en
dc.subject Last-Mile Delivery en
dc.subject Public Locker Locations en
dc.title Universal Locker System for urban areas en
dc.type Conference Item en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.author-url http://orsnz.org.nz/Repository/CONF53/Papers/ORSNZ2019_paper_21.pdf en
pubs.finish-date 2019-12-04 en
pubs.publication-status Published online en
pubs.start-date 2019-12-03 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Conference Paper en
pubs.elements-id 788307 en
pubs.org-id Business and Economics en
pubs.org-id Graduate School of Management en
pubs.org-id Business Masters en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2019-12-04 en

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