In a talk at the Society of Industrial & Office Realtors (SIOR) Annual Conference in New Orleans, MIT’s Matthias Winkenbach discussed the current challenges in urban last-mile logistics in light of the continuing boom in e-commerce. In it’s quarterly magazine, SIOR reflects on the insights shared by Dr. Winkenbach and other industry experts.
In an article for the MIT Sloan Management review, MIT’s Matthias Winkenbach outlines how data analytics and interactive visualization can enable faster, better-informed decision making on the way to more efficient last-mile delivery operations in congested urban centers.
In a Wall Street Journal commentary, MIT’s Matthias Winkenbach and Daniel E. Merchán write that demographic changes and shifting buying patterns are combining to change delivery in the congested cities, leading to new last-mile logistics strategies
The MIT Megacity Logistics Lab is partnering with Monterrey Tech Campus Santa Fé to explore sustainable urban freight solutions in the Azcapotzalco area in Mexico City. The research methodology devised for this project combines state-of-the art logistics data analytics and interactive visualization. Researchers include Monterrey Tech faculty: Dr. Josué Velazquez, Dr. Lourdes Muñoz, Dr. Raul Morales[…]
IST-Lisbon PhD candidate and MLL visiting student André Alho recieved the “2015 best doctoral disertation award” at the European Logistics Association Doctorate Workshop, for his research on urban freight parking in Lisbon. About the workshop: The European Logistics Association organizes a yearly European Doctorate Workshop. The 2015 edition was in Schindellegi, Switzerland, from June 24th[…]
On Tuesday June 16, the Dutch company Slimstock awarded three scholarships to excellent students in the field of Supply Chain at the Dutch National Inventory Day. André Snoeck, visiting student at the Megacity Logistics Lab, received one of the awards to invest in his further academic development. André shared his plans when interviewed by the[…]
Megacity Logistics Lab researchers presented their advances on building an urban atlas at the IX SCALE Latin America workshop hosted by Dr. Edgar Blanco, at the MIT Campus in Cambridge.
10 MIT undergraduates students attended a training workshop for km2-Urban Logistics Atlas data collection. The students are destined for Madrid, Kuala Lumpur, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago de Chile, Mexico City, Beijing. This effort is funded by MISTI.
My colleague Jan Fransoo and myself have coined the term nanostore to refer to the wide variety of small shops, owner operated and usually much smaller than convenience stores, that abound in emerging markets, specially in megacities. Some of our ideas on the unique characteristics and the implications to urban logistics can be found in this[…]
I presented at the 2012 annual event of CISLOG (USP, São Paulo) in December 2012. Slides from the event can be downloaded here.