Tom Assmann

Tom Assmann
Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg | OvGU · Department of Logistics and Material Handling

Doctor of Engineering
Research group lead

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Introduction
Tom Assmann currently works at the Department of Logistics and Material Handling Systems, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg. Tom is engaged in research in Transport Economics, Transportation Engineering, Urban Logistics and Cargo Bikes.

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Publications (30)
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Finding a sustainable mobility solution for the future is one of the most competitive challenges in the logistics and transportation sector nowadays. Researchers, universities, and companies are working intensively to provide novel mobility options that can be environmentally friendly and sustainable. While autonomous car-sharing services have been...
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Finding a sustainable mobility solution for the future is one of the most competitive challenges in the logistics and mobility sector at present. Policymakers, researchers, and companies are working intensively to provide novel options that are environmentally friendly and sustainable. While autonomous car-sharing services have been introduced as a...
Conference Paper
The societal mission of mitigating air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions are forcing urban agglomerations worldwide strongly greening their urban transportation systems. The global megatrend of urbanization aggravates those challenges by steadily increasing the demand for urban movements of people and goods. Recent research concludes that the...
Technical Report
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Branchenreport zur Radlogistik Jahr 2021
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Car- and Bike-sharing systems have dramatically altered mobility services in metropolitan areas in recent years. They improve flexibility and convenience for non-private car-based mobility. This transformation seems to be further revolutionized by the introduction of self-driving vehicles. Indeed, Autonomous Mobility-on-Demand (AMoD) systems are ga...
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In this modern era of transportation, bike-sharing systems dynamically increased their scope as one of the main mobility components in cities. Conventional bike-sharing systems significantly impact urban mobility, and the users have more interest in the utilization of bikes for short trips. However, the conventional bike-sharing systems have no dyn...
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Autonomous Driving as a possible, almost likely future of mobility offers new scenarios to move. In the present study, we take the first step to transfer the vision of mobility as a service on autonomous driving cargo bikes: users will be able to call a cargo bike, use it for multiple purposes and release it again for others to use. To ensure broad...
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Mitigating climate change and improving urban livability is prompting cities to improve sustainability of urban transportation and logistics. Cargo bikes, in combination with urban transshipment points, are gaining momentum as a green last mile alternative. Although a wide body of research proves their viability in dense urban areas, knowledge abou...
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Städte verfolgen auf Basis von Leipzig Charta und New Urban Agenda das Ziel der nachhaltigen, inklusiven und kompakten Stadtentwicklung. Planerisch soll es mit integrierten, bürgernahen Prozessen umgesetzt werden. Urbaner Güterverkehr, der gemessen an der Verkehrsleistung überproportional zu Treibhausgasemissionen, Luftverschmutzung und Unfällen be...
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The societal mission of mitigating air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions are forcing urban agglomerations worldwide strongly greening their urban transportation systems. The global megatrend of urbanization aggravates those challenges by steadily increasing the demand for urban movements of people and goods. Shared autonomous fleets of predomi...
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Der Leitfaden gibt Kommunen und Wirtschaft Empfehlungen zur Planung von neuen, urbanen Logistiklösungen
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This paper investigates the objectives of cities and logistics service providers in respect to urban logistics.
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The application of (semi-)autonomous outdoor robots for delivery or transport purposes promises flexible, comfortable and cost-efficient solutions. Beside autonomous driving on an automotive level, smaller robotic systems are going to conquer footpaths and cycle tracks. The individual success of those applications depends on the geographical nature...
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Global urbanization processes expedite a growing demand for more sustainability and higher liveability in cities. New logistic concepts like cargo bike schemes can be a vital means towards this goal. In this respect, both logistics planning and urban planning need to address several aspects of the urban fabric, but show a lack of holistic planning...
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The current discussion of automated vehicles mainly focuses on road-based passenger cars. However, automated micro-vehicles for delivery purposes might be more lucrative and even earlier available on the market. Until now, limited research is available about the global development of automated micro-vehicles for urban logistics. This paper conducts...
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Urban logistic facilities like micro consolidation centres, urban consolidation centres, or urban distribution centres are widely discussed as a means to improve urban logistic systems in terms of economic, social, and environmental viability. However, the literature is not clear on the definition, concept, role, location, and function of these fac...
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Digitization and the term Industry 4.0 are widespread topics. Several approaches already exist to determine the maturity of digitization in SMEs. But in addition to the considered production in the industry, logistics as a cross-section function can and should also be considered. The digitization of logistics in companies has similar challenges as...
Technical Report
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Ergebnisse einer Kurzbefragung unter 49 deutschen Kommunen zum Stand der Planung und Implementierung von Umschlagspunkten für Lastenräder.
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Das Kapitel behandelt die Grundlagen zur Integration von Lastenfahrrädern in urbane Logistiksysteme mit Fokus auf der letzten bzw. ersten Meile. Ausgehend von den technischen Grundlagen des neuen Transportmittels wird eine konsistente Systematik der Umschlagspunkte eingeführt, auf deren Basis die Integration in verschiedene Transportketten beschrie...
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The use of cargo bikes for goods deliveries represents a promising concept of urban logistics. In this contribution, a new simulation-based assessment tool integrating this emission free vehicles in urban distribution systems is presented. First, typical schemes are identified and an analysis of the underlying planning problems is conducted. Second...
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This paper presents a quantitative model to determine economically viable container heights for three-wheeled rear loading cargobikes in crossdocking and intermodal truck-based last mile distribution schemes. The problem is formulated as a trade-off between fully using the available volume of either the truck or the cargobike. The results suggest t...
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The presentation is presenting an MS-Excel based MonteCarlo Modell on the comparison of optimal container heights in intermodal cargobike crossdocking systems.
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Lastenräder als emissionsfreies, flexibles und kleinteiliges Transportmittel besitzen ein hohes Potential zur Lösung der vielschichtigen Herausforderungen urbaner Logistiksysteme. Zur effizienten Integration in Logistik(ketten) unter einer zunehmenden Digitalisierung ist jedoch Intelligenz und Vernetzung erforderlich. Dieser Beitrag fokussiert auf...
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Cargobikes are becoming a viable means of transport in urban freight systems. However the usage and integration of information and communication technologies (ICT) is still on a starting level. The paper therefore examines and classifies current cargobike models and the usage within logistics based upon a literature review and expert interviews. On...
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Die Revolution der Industrie 4.0 in Verbindung mit der zunehmenden Digita-lisierung der Gesellschaft birgt ein hohes Innovationspotential für die digitale Logistik. Mit der dezentralen Vernetzung und Gestaltung der Interaktion von Menschen, Maschinen und Objekten können intelligente Logistikräume zur ganzheitlichen Betrachtung von logistischen Proz...

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The combination of urban hub, micro depot, self-service packing stations and cargo bike distribution on the district level is an innovative and unique aspect. Moreover, for the first time a mobile packing station which can be moved by a cargo bike is examined. Furthermore, the project aims to pool parcel service distribution across different service providers in Magdeburg especially working with a regional private publishing parcel service. Not only logistics are optimized but even economic aspects are augmented by extending business models. The development of a hub-and-spoke system for combined transport as well as vehicles and racks/carriers are main focus of the implementation. Due to payload and range of cargo bikes power assist motors are utilized. Thereby the topic of electromobility and charging infrastructure is incorporated. To find a sustainable system the incorporation of a charging vendor for both commercial and private use is envisaged. Main findings are pooling potential, application of cargo bikes in combination with micro depot, packing stations and application and design of a mobile packing station.