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Urban Freight Seminar: Omnichannel Logistics - how it fits in urban environment committed to sustainability

The Urban Freight Platform (UFP) is an initiative on urban freight research based in Sweden and supported by the VREF. The UFP works as a facilitator of academic research on urban freight within the context of the logistics competence center Northern LEAD at University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology.


Part 1: Dr. Sharon Cullinane

Calculating the environmental costs of reverse logistics in the online clothing retail sector in Sweden

  • Backgroud
  • Aims of the Project
  • Proposed Methodology
  • Where we are now in the project

Part 2: Heleen Buldeo Rai

1. Introduction MOBI research group (VUB)

 2. Overview of research topics and projects

 3. Research Results

 4. Discussion

About the speakers:

Heleen Buldeo Rai is a research associate at the MOBI research centre (Mobility, Logistics and Automotive Technology) of professor Cathy Macharis, at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium. Her PhD work focuses on the changing retail landscape due to e-commerce and omnichannel and its impacts on goods transport. Her research has a strong focus on urban areas in general and the Brussels-Capital Region in particular. She acquired the degree of Master of Science in Communication Sciences at the VUB, after completing a Bachelor in Business Management at UC Leuven-Limburg.

Sharon Cullinane is an Associate Professor of Sustainable Freight Transport at the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg. She gained her Ph.D. in logistics from Plymouth University in 1987. Since then she has lectured, researched and published in the field of both passenger and freight transport policy and the environment around the world, including Egypt and Hong Kong.  She is particularly interested in the behavioural aspects of freight transport and the cross-over between passenger and freight transport which underpins some of her work in the sustainability of e-commerce. She played a key role in the Green Logistics project at Heriot-Watt University. She is currently working on reverse logistics associated with online shopping.

Details on Agenda and Registration:

Event: Seminar about Omnichannel Logistics and how it fits in urban environment committed to sustainability

When:  10 February 2017, 09:00 – 11:00

Where: University of Gothenburg, Vasagatan 1, Floor B5, Conference room (Map)

Click here for AgendaPDF (pdf, 73.5 kB) and Registration

Other info can be found on the site of the Urban Freight Platform

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