Last mile distribution of goods to retailers in Oslo: An investigation of whether increased involvement of retailers in supply chain planning can reduce last mile traffic.
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- Avhandlinger 
Increased traffic from goods handling vehicles is a problem faced by many cities. The city of Oslo expects an increase of 50 % in traffic related to handling of goods, and sees it as necessary to find alternative and more traffic friendly ways of distributing goods within the city. This thesis is therefore looking into whether increased involvement of retailers in supply chain planning, can lead to a distribution configuration where fewer vehicles operate and deliver goods. The thesis investigates theory on last mile distribution, traffic, and transport efficiency, and use a set of variables from the theory to create a research model. A case study then investigates the variables in the model across three different cases (Oslo, Gothenburg, and Maastricht), to gain more knowledge about distribution configurations within a city.
BI Norwegian Business School. Master of Science in Business, Logistics, Operations, and Supply Chain Management