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Logistics options for re-distributed manufacturing in resilient sustainable cities - a pilot study

Soroka, Anthony John ORCID:, Naim, Mohamed Mohamed ORCID:, Wang, Yingli ORCID: and Potter, Andrew T. ORCID: 2017. Logistics options for re-distributed manufacturing in resilient sustainable cities - a pilot study. Presented at: 22nd International Symposium on Logistics, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 9-12 July 2017.

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Urban resilience has been defined as the capacity of (amongst others) communities and businesses to survive, adapt, and grow when faced with stresses and shocks. Redistributed Manufacturing (RdM) exploits technologies, systems and strategies to change the economics and organisation of manufacturing (in particular location and scale). A series of studies are being undertaken, in the city of Bristol (population 450,000), into how RdM can contribute to a city’s resilience and sustainability. Such as a ‘Maker Walk’, that examines the manufacturing hidden within urban areas. The objective of this paper is to report a pilot study within Bristol, to determine a range of logistics solutions that have the potential to support re-distributed manufacturing to enhance its resilience. As well as sustainability by helping address Bristol’s traffic congestion and pollution problems. This paper proposes three potential logistics business models: 1) A logistics cooperative based around locally located service providers; 2) An urban logistics consolidation network; 3) A public transport integrated logistics service. These solutions could be used by logistics service providers, policy makers and regional government. The models provide guidance as to the interventions that require both private and public sector involvement.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Completion
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Centre for Advanced Manufacturing Systems At Cardiff (CAMSAC)
Funders: EPSRC, AHRC
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Date of First Compliant Deposit: 17 July 2017
Date of Acceptance: 25 March 2017
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2022 11:35

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