What is the best delivery strategy for the last mile?

Logistic service providers and city planners increasingly investigate how the parcel distribution of the future in a certain city should look like. How can parcels be delivered in a cost-efficient, customer-friendly, and yet sustainable way, in a time where classical door-to-door deliveries via vans are challenged by innovative concepts like cargo bikes, autonomous and self-driving parcel lockers or crowd-souring? The LastMileExplorer combines state-of-the-art routing heuristics with a simulation framework to estimate the cost structure of different strategies in an interactive and quick manner.

Collect data

GPS coordinates of customers

Demand

Capacities of vehicles

Delivery times

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Model infrastructure

Finetune parameter choices

Simulate model

Derive cost analysis

Explore alternatives

Change infrastructure, vehicles, and parameters

Comparative cost analysis

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