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Recent Developments in Modeling City Logistics in Melbourne

Monday, January 22, 2018 | 12-1pm

ISyE Main Building - 228 Executive Classroom

Presented by Russell G. Thompson

Department of Infrastructure Engineering

Melbourne School of Engineering

The University of Melbourne


The seminar will introduce City Logistics and describe recent models developed for improving the sustainability of goods movement in Melbourne, including a collaborative freight system for suppliers distributing goods to retailers as well as a Central Business District (CBD) routing system for couriers.

Distribution systems in metropolitan regions are typically characterized by suppliers operating their own vehicle fleets, distributing only their goods to their customers on a regular basis. In sectors where there are multiple suppliers servicing common customers, there is an opportunity to develop collaborative systems and combine distribution networks to reduce the distance traveled by delivery vehicles. This can result in substantial savings in transport operating costs as well as environmental costs.

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Dr. Thompson is an Associate Professor in Transport Engineering at the University of Melbourne. He has a Bachelors Degree in Mathematics (RMIT University), Masters in Transport Engineering (Monash University) and a PhD in Traffic Engineering (The University of Melbourne). For the last 15 years he has been involved in numerous local freight studies, including the Melbourne’s Freight Movement Model and the Victorian Freight and Logistics Plan. Russell is a Team Leader of the Volvo Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Urban Freight Systems. and Vice-President of the Institute for City Logistics based in Kyoto. Currently, Russell is actively involved in several urban freight projects in Melbourne including High Productivity Freight Vehicles and Loading Dock Booking systems. He is currently supervising research projects involving modelling logistics sprawl, collaborative freight systems, road pricing, urban consolidation centers and multi-modal freight systems.

Register Online by January 18th.