The network structure of urban supply centers, micro warehouses, or microhubs designed for the instant delivery: Beijing-Lima comparison

Description:

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed not only the ways we socialize and go about our daily routines but also consumer behavior and expectations. Indeed, post-pandemic customers prioritize factors such as convenience, safety, efficient delivery, and seamless in-store pickup. This project focuses mainly on a traditional channel (convenience markets, or bodegas), which account for 40% all mass-market retail sales in Peruvian cities. Its goal is to evaluate the network structure of urban supply centers, micro-warehouses, and micro-hubs designed for instant delivery. Likewise, the project analyzes the use of urban space and the optimal location of micro-hubs in order to compare the situations in Beijing and the Lima district of Chorrillos.

 

Participating institutions:

  • Center for China and Asia-Pacific Studies

Main researchers:

Researchers:

José Holguín-Veras

Director
Centro de Excelencia de la Fundación Volvo de Investigación y Educación para Sistemas Sostenibles de Carga Urbana (CoE-SUFS)

Jan Fransoo

Profesor de Gestión de Operaciones y Logística
Universidad de Tilburg

Zhao Lei

Profesor asistente, Departamento de Ingeniería Civil y Ambiental
Universidad de Illinois

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