Reducing Transport Miles Through the Use of Mobile Hubs: A Case Study in Local Food Supply Chains Sanders, Isabella Montreuil, Benoit 2020-12-24T20:07:16Z 2020-12-24T20:07:16Z 2021-01-05
dc.description.abstract Though environmentally friendly in many regards, local supply chains are often inefficient due to lack of proper infrastructure. This paper explores the use and placement of mobile hubs for consolidation and distribution of goods in local supply chains. Specifically, we look at local food supply chains where food typically travels from rural farms to suburban and urban restaurants. Currently, consolidation is minimal and not optimized in these supply chains. This paper computes suitability and location analysis through a novel multi-criterion scoring methodology utilizing kernel density and network analysis. The effectiveness of these mobile hubs is assessed through strategic routing, where the routes are optimized for time and distance. Results indicate that on average mobile hubs do in fact reduce mileage and number of stops, lessening emissions in addition to saving time and money. The proposed methodology can be implemented in other local supply chains to better consolidate and distribute goods.
dc.format.extent 10 pages
dc.identifier.doi 10.24251/HICSS.2021.652
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9981331-4-0
dc.language.iso English
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the 54th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.subject Location Intelligence Research
dc.subject food supply chain
dc.subject location intelligence
dc.subject logistics hub
dc.subject mobile hub
dc.title Reducing Transport Miles Through the Use of Mobile Hubs: A Case Study in Local Food Supply Chains
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