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Research project

Reducing logistics related energy demand through shared human and autonomous interventions over the last mile

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Lead researcher

Professor Tom Cherrett

Prof of Logistics and Transport Mgnment

Research interests

  • Tom’s key research interests include i) understanding and improving the distribution of goods and the management of freight vehicles in urban areas, including the supply of goods to hospitals and the use of consolidation centres; ii) how optimisation techniques can be used to improve system efficiency and in what ways Intelligent Transport Systems (smart tagging of assets and the use of smartphones) can improve operating efficiency; iii) approaches to more effectively collect and manage the movement of waste in terms of both household domestic waste collection strategies, Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) management and joint domestic/commercial waste collection strategies.
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Other researchers

Professor James Scanlan

Professor of Design

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Collaborating research institutes, centres and groups

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