Last update: 17 December 2010
This research programme aims to (i) support the implementation of sustainable distribution policy, (ii) stimulate academic research and industry uptake of logistics best practice to optimise UK supply chain performance. (iii) identify ways to increase supply chain resilience, and (iv) explore future logistics scenarios to inform policy development. Outcomes from the programme include (i) evidence based logistics policy development, (ii) increased capacity in logistics research to drive industry innovation, (iii) key performance indicators (KPIs) embedded in key industrial sectors, and (iv) a value for money freight logistics research programme.
The home delivery sector is experiencing unprecedented growth at the same time as more households are becoming single occupied and leisure activities outside the home are taking more of people's time. The Foresight report produced by the Retail Logistics Task Force in 2001 highlighted several important gaps in the current knowledge of the home delivery sector. The aim of this sub-programme is to commission new research in this field, dealing with issues such as operational efficiency and overall transport and environmental impacts of increasing home shopping. A pilot project for Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) in the Home Delivery sector is described in the TransportEnergy BestPractice sub-programme.
Designed to support the implementation of sustainable distribution policy, this sub-programme will stimulate academic research and industry uptake of logistics best practice. It will identify ways to increase the resilience of supply networks and also explore future logistics scenarios to inform policy development.
The TransportEnergy Best Practice programme (TEBPp) is a key part of the government's commitment to improving the efficiency with which energy is used in the UK by stimulating the uptake of energy efficency best practice.
A six monthly newsletter describing the current projects within the TransportEnergy BestPractice programme
Base Year Freight Matrices- Training
Project reference: FLD401D
Effect of Vehicle Defects in Road Accidents
Project reference: FIL101N
Freight Best Practice Operator Insight Project
Project reference: FLD101L
Freight Modal Choice Study: Phase 1 Conclusions
Project reference: FLD401I
Optimising Vehicles Undertaking Waste Collection
Project reference: LP 0407
Van Segmentation Study: Phase 1
Project reference: FLD101M