City Logistics, Urban Logistics, Urban distribution, Last Mile Logistics, etc. are all names for very similar concepts for important aspects of (freight) transportation in an urban (or city) context. An essential challenge in the transition towards a sustainable urban freight transportation system is how to improve the quality (e.g., carbon footprint and air quality) and quantity (e.g., freight transport movements) of the distribution activities by a better orchestration of the various physical flows. Especially in urban areas, there is a considerable potential for the consolidation and coordination of distribution flows currently fragmented.
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Tom Van Woensel is Full Professor of Freight Transport and Logistics in the OPAC group (Operations, Planning, Accounting and Control) of the department of Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences at the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven in the Netherlands. Since July 2019, he is appointed as the Director of Education and Graduate Program Director of the Department of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences (around 2300 students in various BSc, MSc and PhD programs). He is also the program chair of the Bachelor Program Industrial Engineering (around 850 undergraduate students). His research is mainly focused on Freight Transport and Logistics. He published over 105 papers in leading academic journals (including Management Science, Transportation Science, Transportation Research Part B, C, D, E, Production and Operations Management, Interfaces, Computers and Operations Research, European Journal of Operational Research, etc.) and several chapters in international books. Professor Van Woensel conducted a large number of projects with industry, mainly with and through his Master, Professional Doctorate, and Doctorate students. He is also a frequent speaker at academic and professional conferences, both in the Netherlands and abroad. Tom is also the director of the European Supply Chain Forum, a collaborative effort with about 50 large multinational companies