Implementering av SAMLIC: förslaget och processen
2006 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)Alternative title
Implemantation of SAMLIC - the Proposal and the Process (English)
Growing cities are increasing the demand for goods carrying traffic to function well with other traffic. The number of zones for unloading goods in the centre of Linköping is small compared to the number of delivery addresses and the number of goods distributors. The attendant phenomena are congestion and costs of congestion. Therefore the local network for freight forwarders in Linköping has taken the initiative to the SAMLIC project. SAMLIC stands for Coordinated Retail Distribution in Linköping City. Economic profitability is important to accomplish for a system with a joint venture in coordinated distribution to be successful. No matter which form the coordinated distribution takes, the savings for the freight forwarders must be of such a dimension that they find it profitable to join instead of delivering the goods by themselves. The aim of SAMLIC is to create an economically and logistically efficient system for goods distribution that is persistent and friendly to the environment. The aim of this implementation project is to make a proposal for an implementation of a functional system for coordinated retail distribution in the centre of Linköping. Also the process behind the proposal and the process of trying to implement the proposal will be described in the report. During a trial period of nine weeks in the spring of 2004 there was a coordinated distribution to the centre of Linköping. Three freight forwarders took part in this project. The experience of the trial shows that the needed number of trucks decreased by 25-35%, the total time for the distribution decreased by 15-20% and the total driving kilometer in the centre decreased by at least 50%. The coordinated distribution system might get introduced in several middle size and big cities. To efficiently handle this, there is a need of a common concept. In this project a concept of this type is developed as a prototype to be used at the implementation. The concept implies uniformity and clearness for freight forwarders and makes local solutions possible to be applied in different cities. The proposal is detailed enough to be a foundation of a decision between the freight forwarders to implement the coordinated distribution system. Besides, we show that the system is economically profitable and technically feasible. We include suggestions for texts for different necessary written agreements. Finally, why we did not succeed to implement the coordinated distribution system during the planned time for the project has different explanations. We will examine them in the report, too.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: VTI., VTI rapport 528 , 2006. , 86 p.
VTI rapport, ISSN 0347-6030
Freight transport, Delivery, Town centre, Shop, Logistics, Efficiency, Traffic restraint, Planning, Administration, Research project
Research subject Road: Transport, society, policy and planning, Road: Freight transport
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:vti:diva-6391OAI: oai:DiVA.org:vti-6391DiVA: diva2:675268