Journal article

An auction-enabled collaborative routing mechanism for omnichannel on-demand logistics through transshipment

Chaojie Guo, Russell G Thompson, Greg Foliente, Xiang TR Kong

Transportation Research Part E Logistics and Transportation Review | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

Nowadays’ on-demand logistics operations are carried out on separate delivery networks from competitive contractors, with redundant resources and high costs. This article proposes a new paradigm to deal with industrial and societal challenges, developing an auction-enabled collaborative routing mechanism for omnichannel on-demand logistics in a real-time transshipment network. We consider an online service platform for real-time management of on-demand pickup and delivery tasks, where multiple freight shippers can trade with multiple freight carriers. Freight shippers are retailers or individual customers, while freight carriers are a group of logistics service providers. The platform acts a..

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Grants

Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China


Awarded by Science Foundation for Youth Scholars of Shenzhen University


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China No. 71801154, and Science Foundation for Youth Scholars of Shenzhen University under grant 2019070 & 189692.