Due to several requests, we would like to inform you that the submission deadline has now been extended to September 1st, 2020. Early submissions are welcomed and encouraged.
For more information about the special issue, please visit: https://academic.oup.com/imaman/pages/call-for-papers-the-future-of-last-mile-logistics
Guest editors: Dr Emrah Demir (Cardiff University), Prof. Tom Van Woensel (Eindhoven University of Technology), and Prof. Aris A. Syntetos (Cardiff University)
A special issue of the IMA Journal of Management Mathematics (https://academic.oup.com/imaman)
We would like to invite you to contribute to a Special Issue of the IMA Journal of Management Mathematics.
The 'last-mile' is the final step of a shipment process that brings goods from a (central) warehouse to the customers' door. It is an increasingly powerful force reshaping supply networks around the world. Customers wish to have on-time delivery of the products, which might be very difficult for the logistic service providers (LSPs) because of various challenges and uncertainties. At the same time, LSPs need to comply with the sustainable development agenda 2030. There is a growing need to provide LSPs with relevant evidence, insights, strategies, and mathematical models to help them plan.
This special issue seeks to cover relevant mathematical advances through original high-quality papers that address recent developments and future perspectives in the theory, practice, and application of routing optimization methods for road freight transportation. On the methodological side, this special issue will include different types of modelling techniques, and applications may be to various types of transportation problems. We note that the findings of the research should be directly utilised or have demonstrable potential to be employed by LSPs to improve their practices.
Submitted papers could cover new methodological developments, empirical/computational analyses, and novel case studies. Indicative topics include, among others: City logistics, autonomous ground vehicles and delivery drones, crowdsourcing technologies, sharing economy, circular economy, and big data and artificial intelligence.
Submissions will open on January 1 2020 and extended to September 1st, 2020. Target publication date is January 1 2021.
More information on the SI can be found here: https://academic.oup.com/imaman/pages/call-for-papers-the-future-of-last-mile-logistics
Guest editors: Dr Emrah Demir (demire(at)cardiff.ac.uk, Cardiff University), Prof. Tom Van Woensel (T.v.Woensel(at)tue.nl, Eindhoven University of Technology), and Prof. Aris A. Syntetos (SyntetosA(at)cardiff.ac.uk, Cardiff University)