Smart urban logistics: Literature review and future directions


BÜYÜKÖZKAN FEYZİOĞLU G. , Ilicak O.

SOCIO-ECONOMIC PLANNING SCIENCES, vol.81, 2022 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 81
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.seps.2021.101197
  • Title of Journal : SOCIO-ECONOMIC PLANNING SCIENCES
  • Keywords: Urban logistics, Review, Technology, Smart city, LAST-MILE DELIVERY, TRAVELING SALESMAN PROBLEM, FREIGHT TRANSPORT, CITY LOGISTICS, MATHEMATICAL-MODEL, ELECTRIC VEHICLES, PARCEL DELIVERY, SYSTEMS, INFORMATION, EFFICIENCY

Abstract

Urban logistics, which is centered around defining and analyzing the logistical problems of the modern city, and developing solutions and models, is one of the most important contemporary fields of urbanization. The integration of the logistics activities in a city with technology is what constitutes smart urban logistics. This study aims to provide a review of smart urban logistics-related publications by collecting the main papers in the field for classification and analysis. Within the scope of the study, both the academic and industrial literature of smart urban logistics is examined and important points and gaps are emphasized. In the relevant literature, many different sub-topics are mentioned and a host of innovative technologies are evaluated, but there is currently no existing literature review that analyzes both the sub-topics and technologies in the field. This is what constitutes the original contribution of this study. The gaps revealed as a result of this research can serve as a guide for future investigation.