Revival of cost benefit analysis for evaluating the city distribution centre concept?

J.H.R. Van Duin, H.J. Quak, J. Muñuzuri

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Abstract

Consolidation is the key concept for gaining efficiencies logistics chains and the development of new city distribution centres is a potential way of establishing consolidation. In this paper we investigate how Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) can play a major role to be supportive in the pre-feasibility of these studies. In order to understand the supportive value of this methodology we have analyzed the effects of a new main road for public transport connecting several small cities combined with a new solution for freight problems in these towns. The new solution encompasses the development of a new public warehouse. This paper contains a detailed explanation of the methodology and we present some conclusions about the pre-feasibility of the new distribution centre and the supportive role of the methodology in terms of stakeholder participation. © 2008 Nova Science Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInnovations in City Logistics
Pages97-114
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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