Increase urban freight efficiency with delivery and servicing plan

Jacques Leonardi*, Michael Browne, Julian Allen, Tom Zunder, Paulus T. Aditjandra

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Delivery and Servicing Plan (DSP) is an innovative logistics concept for more efficient organisation of deliveries from the point of view of the receiver of the goods. DSP actions tested in this study include reducing the number of suppliers, grouping deliveries, selecting less distant suppliers and others. It is shown that DSP can help reduce externalities and lead to a substantial reduction of costs. A new tool was developed to calculate the benefits of different DSP options for businesses and the public sector. Reductions in costs and externalities exceeding 50% have been demonstrated in a few cases. Remaining difficulties with the concept are organisational issues, lack of knowledge, need to give external advisory support for shop owners and the limited number of successful applications to date.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-79
Number of pages7
JournalResearch in Transportation Business and Management
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2014


  • Delivery and Servicing Plan
  • Green logistics
  • Supply chain management
  • Urban freight transport

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Decision Sciences(all)
  • Business and International Management
  • Transportation
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous)
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research


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