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Alexandra Anderluh

Alexandra Anderluh

Alexandra Anderluh has been working as a research associate at the Research Institute for Supply Chain Management at WU Vienna University of Economics and Business since July 2013, where she finished her dissertation on “Single- and multi-objective optimization problems in two-echelon urban networks” in 2019.

Her main research interests are on sustainable transport and logistics with a special focus on urban logistics. Besides quantitative methods like optimization and simulation, she applies also qualitative methods like structured interviews to increase her knowledge about challenges and accompanying measures required for strengthening sustainable developments and processes in her field of research. She worked on a number of national and international research projects on topics considering optimization problems in city logistics, the use of cargo bikes for inner-city goods deliveries and the necessity of depots or transhipments of goods in such distribution schemes. She regularly presents the results of her studies and research at national and international conferences and publishes them in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Abstract

MIDI-HUBS FOR COOPERATIVE SUSTAINABLE FREIGHT DISTRIBUTION IN URBAN AREAS – BUT WHERE TO LOCATE THEM?

Medium-sized hubs in the inner area of a city can contribute to improve distribution flows of goods in urban areas and thereby mitigate negative effects of road freight transport. A major challenge is the selection of an appropriate location for this midi-hub. We consider quantitative and qualitative factors for the selection process.