Summer School on Urban Logistics

Course Code :2137TEWKOO
Study domain:Logistics Management
Academic year:2018-2019
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:48
Credits:3
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: Faculty decision based on student file
Language of instruction:English
Exam period:continuous assessment
Lecturer(s)Thierry Vanelslander

3. Course contents *

The first week is composed of an intensive series of interactive lectures. Topics are organized per day: introduction to urban logistics, the economics of the urban last mile, the policy framework for urban logistics initiatives, urban logistics innovation, and Big Data and Smart Cities in an urban logistics context. During the second week, the participants will elaborate a specific assignment in groups, under supervision, including intermediary meeting moments, question rounds and a presentation of results achieved.

 

20 August 2018: Introduction to urban logistics

 

9am: Course opening – Ann Verhetsel, University of Antwerp

 

9.15am - 10.45am: Key trends and issues in urban freight transportation – Michael Browne, University of Gothenburg

 

11am - 12.30am: The impacts of B2C e-commerce on urban logistics – Ivan Cardenas, University of Antwerp

 

2pm - 3.30pm: The Urban Layer of E-Commerce – Joris Beckers, University of Antwerp

 

3.45pm - 5pm: The changing face of the last mile – Roel Gevaers, Delhaize Belgium

 

21 August: Big Data and Smart Cities in an urban logistics context

 

9am - 10.30am: The smart zone in Antwerp, opportunities for data collection – Thierry Vanelslander, University of Antwerp

 

10.45am - 12.15am: Gathering urban logistics data via smart cities alternatives – Bart Braem, IDLab (imec / University of Antwerp)

 

1pm - 5pm: Technical Visit – Urban logistics pilots in the City of Mechelen, including lecture on ‘Sustainable & efficient logistics: what role for micro-consolidation?’ Experience from the NOVELOG project in Mechelen– Veerle De Meyer, City of Mechelen

 

22 August: Special topics in urban logistics

 

9am - 10.30am: The case of Ho.Re.Ca. and Health Care logistics – Thomas Verlinden, University of Antwerp

 

10.45am - 12.15am: Location of delivery points in urban areas – Ivan Cardenas, Joris Beckers – University of Antwerp

 

2pm - 3.30pm: The economic feasibility of cycling couriers – Jochen Maes, Ecorys

 

3.45pm - 5pm: Trams for urban freight distribution : a private and/or social success? – Katrien De Langhe, University of Antwerp

 

23 August: Urban logistics impact

 

9am - 10.30am: The potential for logistics innovation in metropolitan areas - Genevieve Giuliano, University of Southern California

 

10.45am - 12.15am: The need for and potential of e-vehicles – Verena Ehler, DLR

 

1pm - 5pm: Technical Visit – DHL Urban Distribution Center

 

24 August: Policy framework for urban logistics initiatives

 

9am - 10.30am: Urban Logistics Policy and Planning: UVAR + e-commerce – Thierry Vanelslander, University of Antwerp

 

10.45am - 12.15am: Urban Logistics Policy and Planning: stakeholder consultation + electric vehicles + ICT – Vasco Reis, Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) Universidade de Lisboa - TransportNET

 

 2pm - 4pm: Economic potential of sustainability measures - Genevieve Giuliano, University of Southern California

 

27 – 30 Aug: project work in groups, under supervision by and interaction with course organisers

 

31 Aug: Project presentations, interactive group discussion and closing of the course