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Table 4 Synopsis of concepts and the key years of emergence

From: A semi-systematic literature review, identifying research opportunities for more sustainable, receiver-led inbound urban logistics flows to large higher education institutions

Concept Year of emergence
Urban consolidation centres (UCC) 1978
Time delivery window modelling 2000
Distribution hub locations 2002
Little or no theory development 2003
Use of rail, light rail or trams for freight delivery 2004
Evaluation frameworks 2004
Data standards 2004
Poor selection of location 2005
Multi-stakeholder 2005
‘Why, who, with what, where and when’ 2005
‘Out of hours’ or as ‘night delivery’ 2005
“Difficult to organize, difficult to modernize” 2007
Barriers to sustainable procurement 2009
Poor ex ante and ex post data collection 2010
Long term financial viability 2010
Logistics sprawl 2010
Freight trip generation and/or attraction 2010
Delivery and servicing plans (DSP) 2010
Recognition of need for viable business models 2011
Land use, zoning 2011
Controlled environments 2011
Urban freight and procurement activity 2012
EVs in freight 2012
Non-traditional approaches to consolidation 2012
Bicycles or e-bikes for cargo 2012
‘Stem’ and ‘leaf’ delivery legs 2012
Need for co-operation and collaboration 2013
Freight quality partnerships (FQPs) 2013
Typologies, taxonomies, frameworks 2014
Private purchasing behaviour 2014
HEIs 2015
Freight & C-ITS 2016
Engagement with Action Research in purchasing and supply chain management 2016
Walking as a delivery mode 2017