Dr. Carlos Rivera-Gonzalez presents 'A facility location problem with freight tour distribution to support Freight-Efficient Land Use planning'
December 9, 2022 . 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
This research developed the first analytical model to aid in Freight-Efficient Land Use (FELU) design and planning while taking into account the effects of land use decisions on supply chains.
To do so, an optimal facility location model with entropy maximization was developed.
The model minimizes the social costs associated with supply chain activity and simultaneously finds the most likely freight tour flow distribution for the delivery tours.
The formulation developed is the first one in the literature that explicitly:
- considers the effects of land use decisions on supply chains, specifically the delivery tour patterns emanating from distribution centres; and
- seeks to minimize the associated social costs.
Two test cases based in New York City with different industry sectors are modelled to identify the optimal locations of distribution centres.
Ultimately, this research aims to improve land use regional planning processes by fostering more compact supply chains as well as more sustainable economies in which efficiency, livability, and environmental objectives go hand in hand.
About the speaker
Carlos Rivera-Gonzalez is a doctor in transportation engineering currently doing his postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Toronto. He holds a PhD from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), a master’s degree in economics from RPI, and a master’s degree in civil engineering with a focus on transportation engineering from Universidad de Los Andes (Bogota, Colombia), the university where he completed his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.
His line of research aims to foster transportation systems and supply chains in which efficiency, livability, and environmental objectives are achieved. To do so, his research focuses on the interconnections among urban economies, land use and transportation systems, and supply chains; to identify ways to foster economic efficiency, sustainability, quality of life, and environmental justice.
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