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Postal Hub podcast

Jul 18, 2022

Dr Laetitia Dablanc, Professor at the University Gustave Eiffel and head of the Logistics City Chair, discusses recent research she co-authored entitled "Response to COVID-19 lockdowns from urban freight stakeholders". We discuss:

  • A survey focusing on labour, traffic, regulations, and any other issues relevant 
  • Need to adapt to the volatility and variability of e-commerce orders
  • Delivering "essential" goods
  • Home delivery vs out-of-home delivery, and the challenges of returning to residential delivery in areas where out-of-home dominated
  • Productivity issues during lockdown
  • Contactless delivery
  • Robot delivery
  • City plannings failing to integrate logistics into future plans
  • Deliveries not transitioning from vans to cargo bikes
  • Urban and suburban warehouses
  • Urban hubs and local regulations
  • Working conditions of gig economy delivery riders
  • Precarious workers prepared to work in gig economy
  • Speed of delivery and resulting increase in emissions
  • Future protections of gig economy delivery workers