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Laura Palacios-Arguello

Laura Palacios-Arguello
Luxembourg Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LCL) - MIT Global SCALE Network

Doctor of Philosophy
Research Scientist at Luxembourg Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LCL) - University of Luxembourg

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November 2019 - present
Université Gustave Eiffel
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Description
  • Chaire in Logistics City Research on urban logistics with a focus on two scientific topics: (1) focusing on urban and peri-urban logistics real estate; (2) trends and new consumer practices and their impact on urban logistics and its real estate.
October 2018 - September 2019
University of Lyon
Position
  • Engineer
Description
  • ELUD project - Urban logistical efficiency of sustainable food. To propose a framework, as well as a set of indicators and tools for evaluation and analysis of the sustainable performance of new urban food delivery systems
August 2017 - September 2018
Mines Saint-Etienne
Position
  • Engineer
Description
  • CONCLUDE project - Design of supply chains with sensitive demand to environmental performance. To analyse which environmental criteria related to a product have an influence on its demand in the food sector.

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Publications (24)
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The production and distribution of Bienestarina to the vulnerable population of Colombia is one of the strategies of the Colombian Institute of Familiar Wellness (ICBF) to fight malnutrition, especially among children. This case is a good example of establishing food security and social improvement logistics that merits particular attention. The ch...
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Public authorities are increasingly interested in fostering short food supply chains. Starting by increasing the share of local and organic food in school canteens has a big potential but requires the redesign of the physical distribution system to make short food supply chains competitive and sustainable. Food Hubs (FH) have been identified in the...
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School feeding programmes are essential to face malnutrition in several countries. These programmes promote healthy feeding for children at the school-age; however, they have been suffering from distribution problems, mainly due to poor logistics infrastructure in many areas. One way to improve the distribution is to reduce the distance of the deli...
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This paper proposes an assessment of the links between freight trip generation (FTG) rates and accessibility. First, the paper overviews the background, sets the context and motivates the research. Second, it presents the proposed methodology, which combines an FTG model, two accessibility indicators and a linear regression analysis to assess the r...
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As described in the literature, the demand characteristics could influence the food distribution configuration. The aim of this paper is to explain how these demand characteristics can be used to describe the logistic requirements for food distribution configuration. With this aim, the chosen methodological approach integrates a literature review,...
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This paper presents a preliminary analysis of Urban Logistics Spaces (ULS) in Barranquilla, Colombia, with the aim of defining a typology in port cities in developing countries and examining the relevance of using a specific typology for those cities or having a unique and general typology, for any city in the world. Firstly, the background to the...
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Ever-growing urban areas and global population movement towards urbanization lead to major concerns regarding urban logistics and last mile operations. In Latin America, the problem becomes critical since volatile emerging economies and unstable political situations, which are common in the region, introduce additional limitations for strong logist...
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This paper uses data from a major logistics service provider in Gothenburg (Sweden) to (i) identify the different activities in a typical urban distribution tour, (ii) quantify the time required by drivers to perform each of these activities, and (iii) identify potential initiatives to improve time efficiency. To do so, the authors collected GPS da...
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The purpose of this paper is to identify which environmental criteria can influence the product demand in a context of business-to-business. These criteria can be related to the product’s environmental characteristics, to the organization strategies or green practices developed by the firms and to the supplier selection process. Building the concep...
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Several City Logistics (CL) initiatives have emerged in the last two decades with the aim to reduce the negative externalities of freight distribution in urban areas. Such initiatives can be public and/or private but need to not break or impeach current operations efficiency so to not hinder their profitability. In order to provide business value t...
Thesis
This thesis addresses the research question of how demand requirements for eco-responsible and local products may impact the food supply distribution configuration. In other words, how to configure urban food systems to satisfy a demand for eco-responsible food products. Therefore, the purpose of this research is to explore how to estimate the rela...
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The aim of this paper is to establish the environmental criteria that allow a product to be qualified as a product with environmental quality. The methodological approach includes a rigorous and reproducible systematic literature review. It is performed following three research questions to define the main concepts related to a product's environmen...
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The aim of the paper is to analyze, via a scenario assessment, which are the needs and requirements to carry out an evaluation of the logistics organization for a local and organic supply logistics schemas. In other words, we aim to assess the potential of increasing local production in institutional catering logistics systems. First, the backgroun...
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Abstract Purpose Urban logistics is a subject that interests both city planners and researchers. Although many works are found in non-food distribution, food-based logistics is less studied in an urban context, and sustainability issues of urban food systems remain little analysed, but it is a crucial element for local public authorities. This pape...
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RESUMEN La tarea de alimentar las ciudades es un reto al que hoy se enfrentan todos los gobiernos e implica una coordinación de múltiples productores, distribuidores, operadores logísticos y comerciantes de alimentos perecederos. Este artículo pretende analizar los Food hubs en el sistema de distribución urbano de alimentos, de manera crítica y sis...
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The production and distribution of Bienestarina to the vulnerable population of Colombia is one of the strategies of the Colombian Institute of Familiar Wellness (ICBF) to fight malnutrition, especially among children. This case is a good example of establishing food security and social improvement logistics that merits particular attention. The ch...
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The aim of this chapter is to define the requirements for the design of a Decision Support System (DSS), in order to address the problems associated with loading and unloading of goods operations in Bogotá, Colombia. The requirements definition is based on information obtained from the project “Formulación de alternativas para el cargue y descargue...
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The aim of this chapter is to define the requirements for the design of a Decision Support System (DSS), in order to address the problems associated with loading and unloading of goods operations in Bogot, Colombia. The requirements definition is based on information obtained from the project "Formulación de alternativas para el cargue y descargue...

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Projects (4)
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To propose a framework, as well as a set of indicators and tools for evaluation and analysis of the sustainable performance of new urban food delivery systems
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The goal of Horrea is to federate a group of researchers and research actions under a collegial steering made by young researchers of three different research teams (EVS-EMSE, LAET, LICIT) as well as promote research in Lyon-Saint-Etienne area related to logistics and freight transport in urban areas.