Inner-city Evening Distribution. An evaluation of timesaving potential and environmental impact from a pilot project
Paper in proceedings, 2007
Inner-city evening delivery has been tested by two companies in the grocery business in a pilot project in Stockholm, Sweden during 2005-2006. The aim was to evaluate what consequences evening distribution will have on a number of factors, e.g. distribution time, ev´nvironmental aspects, capital utilisation and the working environment. The result show that the possible time saving is about 20-25% when the delivery starts after 18.00 compared to morning delivery. The environmental benefits are of the same range. However, many of the actors must be willing to change their routinnes and other conditions. These obstacles and others must be overcome before the full pontential can be reached.