Proceedings of the International Conference on Logistics, Engineering, Management and Computer Science

Economic Research on the “Last Mile” in E-commerce Logistics System on the Basis of Time and Space

Authors
Chunmei Ye
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Available Online July 2015.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/lemcs-15.2015.25How to use a DOI?
Keywords
The "Last Mile"; Delivery pattern; Space and time; Economies of scale; Economies of scope
Abstract
Being the unique stage to face client, the "Last Mile" in e-commerce logistics is the bottleneck of e-commerce development owing to the problems of high cost and low service quality. The author attempts to analyze the delivery patterns of "Last Mile" on the basis of economics and find the appropriate model of delivery for the "Last Mile". The author uses PRN analysis framework to describe the product, resource and network economy of the "Last Mile" based on the deep analysis of various patterns of delivery of the "Last Mile", the emphasis of this paper is analyzing the effect of three new patterns of delivery, which focuses on the economies of scale, economies of scope together with saving the cost of time and space. It puts forward to build a comprehensive model of delivery consisted of socialized third-party logistics, intelligent pick-up cabinets, express-collections offered by convenience stores, supplemented by self-built branches, and door-to-door delivery service by couriers, so that not only the allocation of resources in domestic e-commerce logistics should be optimized, the cost also needs to be lowered as much as possible.
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Proceedings
International Conference on Logistics Engineering, Management and Computer Science (LEMCS 2015)
Part of series
Advances in Intelligent Systems Research
Publication Date
July 2015
ISBN
978-94-6252-102-5
ISSN
1951-6851
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/lemcs-15.2015.25How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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