Course code MP09
Course title City Logistics : understanding, modelling and simulating urban-freight
Institution Mines ParisTech
Course address Mines Paristech - 60 Boulevard Saint Michel
Minimum year of study 1st year
Minimum level of English Good
Minimum level of French None
Key words   City logistics, modelling, simulation, last-mile delivery
Language English
Professor responsible Simon TAMAYO
Telephone 00 33 1 40 51 94 52
Participating professors

  Simon TAMAYO, Arthur GAUDRON, David TOBAR, Arnaud de LA FORTELLE, Milena JANJEVIC



Number of places Minimum: 10, Maximum: 30, Reserved for local students: 5

The aim of this course is to present a global vision of city logistics with a special focus on the modelling and simulation of urban freight.

The course will provide an overview of the tools available to engineers in order to improve organizational schemes of last-mile deliveries by taking into account economic, environmental and political constraints. As a result, a practical interlocution will be proposed in the fields of operations research, modelling and simulation. Lectures are composed by theoretical presentations, study cases and testimonials by practitioners.
Programme to be followed

1. Introduction: problem statement, context and stakeholders

2. Projects, experiences, and initiatives: actual trends of urban freight

3. Operations research: a practical application to city logistics

4. Modelling and simulation: a handy way to approach complex systems

5. Perspectives: urban freight versus new technologies and smart cities
Prerequisites Students need to bring their personal computers (This is mandatory)
Course exam Study cases and exam at the end of the week