Special Issue "Sustainability in Synchromodal Logistics and Transportation"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 April 2021).
Interests: synchromodal logistics; network optimization; vehicle routing problems; optimization under uncertainty; facility location; procurement logistics and supplier selection
Synchromodal logistics and transportation has recently emerged as a paradigm able to improve flexibility in long-haul supply chains, cooperation among stakeholders, and efficient utilization of resources. In fact, as supply-chain management is becoming strongly demand driven, logistics service providers (LSPs) are forced to use real-time information efficiently and integrate new technologies into their business.
Synchromodality is an evolution of other well-known transportation paradigms such as intermodality, multimodality, and co-modality, mainly developed and established in the Benelux region during the last decade. Synchromodality can be seen as the provision of efficient, reliable, flexible, and sustainable services through the coordination and cooperation of stakeholders and the synchronization of operations within one or more supply-chains driven by information and communication technologies (ICT) and intelligent transportation system (ITS) technologies.
Since the environmental, social, and economic sustainability is a strong driver for the development and implementation of synchromodal solutions, all the business strategies, the planification, and the optimization of classical logistics operations should be all redefined and studied under this perspective. Hence, this Special Issue mainly focuses on presenting new developments and scientific works from different fields (e.g., operations research, operation management, transportation engineering, ICT) that can provide innovative contributions in the sustainable adoption of logistics solutions taking into account specific aspects regarding synchromodality (e.g., flow synchronization, dynamic and real-time optimization, LSP integration and cooperation, a-modal booking, etc.).
We kindly invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue. Covered topics include (but are not limited to) business and operational models, ports, and inter-ports management, planning and design problems, real-time optimization, ICT solutions and decision support systems in synchromodal logistics and transportation environments.
Research papers, short communications, and reviews are all taken into consideration. Moreover, scientific articles reporting on the results of research projects or real case implementations concerning synchromodality are also welcome.Dr. Daniele Manerba
Prof. Dr. An Caris
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- synchromodal logistics and transportation
- intermodal and multimodal logistics
- ports and inter-ports management
- planning and design problems
- real-time optimization
- ICT solutions and decision support systems
- slow steaming and smart steaming