Walther Ploos van Amstel

Walther Ploos van Amstel
Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences/Centre for Applied Research on Education · Knowledge Centre for Engineering

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Introduction
Dr. Walther Ploos van Amstel is lector Citylogistics at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. His focus is on sustainable city logistics, e-mobility, urban consolidation centres and horizontal and vertical collaboration.
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September 2013 - October 2020
Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences/Centre for Applied Research on Education
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  • Professor
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  • Dr. Walther Ploos van Amstel is professor in CityLogistics and Urban Technology at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. His focus is on sustainable city logistics, urban consolidation centres and horizontal and vertical collaboration. 
Current urban technology research programs at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) is focused on e-mobility, city logistics and urban construction logistics and food in the city.
September 2003 - October 2009
Ministry of Defense, Netherlands
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  • Professor
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  • Professor in defense logistics
January 1992 - December 2014
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
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  • Lecturer

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Publications (69)
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Within a consortium of 20 partners, the Centre of Expertise Urban Technology at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences has conducted applied research into the use of emission-free transport for service logistics. Service logistics involves the transport of personnel and materials for installation, repair and maintenance activities. Service...
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Het inkoopaandeel is dat deel van de kosten van een organisatie dat betrekking heeft op wat een organisatie aan diensten en goederen inkoopt en aan werkzaamheden uitbesteedt. Dit inkoopaandeel kan in de praktijk oplopen tot 80%. Het ligt voor de hand dat opdrachtgevers zich afvragen welke voordelen zij kunnen bereiken met betere samenwerking met hu...
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The demand for the transport of goods within the city is rising and with that the number of vans driving around. This has adverse effects on air quality, noise, safety and liveability in the city. LEFVs (Light Electric Freight Vehicles) offer a potential solution for this. There is already a lot of enthusiasm for the LEFVs and several companies hav...
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Urban construction logistics has a big impact on cities. The topic of this paper is governance strategies for realising more sustainable urban construction logistics. Although not much research has been done in the field of governance of construction logistics, several authors have stressed the fragmented nature of the construction industry and the...
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There is a major role for electric mobility in the Dutch Climate Agreement presented in June 2019. Almost 12 percent of CO2 emissions are produced by road transport, and 30 to 35 percent of the CO2 emissions in road transport are related to city logistics. The Dutch Climate Agreement states that road transport must reduce CO2 emissions in city logi...
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The demand for the transport of goods within the city is rising and with that the number of vans driving around. This has adverse effects on air quality, noise, safety and liveability in the city. LEFVs (Light Electric Freight Vehicles) offer a potential solution for this. There is already a lot of enthusiasm for the LEFVs and several companies hav...
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Urban construction logistics has a large impact on cities. The topic of this paper is governance strategies for realising more sustainable urban construction logistics. Although not much research has been carried out in the field of governance of construction logistics, several authors have stressed the fragmented nature of the construction industr...
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The City of Amsterdam plans to improve traffic flows using real time traffic data and data about loading and unloading zones. In this paper, we present, reflect, and discuss the results of two projects from the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences with research partners from 2016 till 2018. The ITSLOG and Sailor projects aim to analyze and test...
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De vraag naar het transporteren van goederen binnen de stad stijgt, en daarmee stijgt het aantal bestelwagens. Dit heeft negatieve effecten op de luchtkwaliteit, geluid, veiligheid en leefbaarheid in de stad. LEVV’s (Licht Elektrische Vracht Voertuigen) bieden een potentiële oplossing voor deze problemen. Er is veel enthousiasme voor de LEVV’s, en...
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Report in Dutch: De afgelopen jaren is onderzoek gedaan naar nieuwe concepten voor bouwlogistiek en bij negen proeftuinen in binnenstedelijk gebied is aangetoond dat hier forse winst is te behalen in termen van besparingen op logistieke kosten en bouwtijd, betere doorstroming, minder schadelijke uitstoot en minder hinder voor de omgeving. Zo blee...
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new publication presents the results of the LEFV-LOGIC project: a two-year research into the use of light electric freight vehicles for city logistics. In this project Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences and HAN University of Applied Sciences, together with logistics service providers, shippers, vehicl...
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The growth in urban population and economic upturn is leading to higher demand for construction, repair and renovation works in cities. Houses, public utilities, retail spaces, offices and infrastructure need to adapt to cope with the increasing number of residents and visitors, urban functions and changing standards. Construction projects contribu...
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This chapter explores how tendering for construction projects can support sustainable urban construction logistics. It also explores the potential for tendering construction projects, by both public and private clients, for sustainable urban construction logistics and presents a conceptual framework for specifying 'logistics quality' as a quality c...
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This chapter presents the results of the first half‐year of the LEVV‐LOGIC project, which is aimed at exploring the potential of light electric freight vehicles (LEFVs) for various urban freight flows. It begins with a definition of LEFV followed by an overview of the research that has been carried out in the field of LEFV. The chapter explains the...
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A large share of urban freight in cities is related to construction works. Construction is required to create attractive, sustainable and economically viable cities. When activities at and around construction sites are not managed effectively, they can have a negative impact on the cities liveability. Construction companies implementing logistics c...
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The number of light commercial vehicles in cities is growing, which puts increasing pressure on the liveability of cities. Light electric freight vehicles (LEFV) and cargo bikes can offer a solution, as they occupy less space, can be manoeuvred easily and does not emit tailpipe pollutants. This paper presents the results of the first half-year of t...
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The Annual Outlook Citylogistics combines data, assumptions and reasoning to elaborate likely paths forward per segment: a view, based on the Dutch situation, about how to achieve the various goals while taking all relevant factors into due account, including economic viability. The purpose of the Outlook is to help structure a complex issue that i...
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The number of light commercial vehicles in cities is growing, which puts increasing pressure on the liveability of cities. Light electric freight vehicles (LEFV) and cargo bikes can offer a solution, as they occupy less space, can be manoeuvred easily and does not emit tailpipe pollutants. This paper presents the results of the first half-year of t...
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A large share of the freight traffic in cities is related to construction. Construction is required to create attractive, sustainable and economically viable cities. When activities at and around construction sites are not managed effectively, they can negatively impact the surrounding areas. Evaluation of recent urban construction projects introdu...
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A large share of the freight traffic in cities is related to construction. Construction is required to create attractive, sustainable and economically viable cities. When activities at and around construction sites are not managed effectively, they can negatively impact the surrounding areas. Evaluation of recent urban construction projects introdu...
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The number of delivery vehicles in cities is growing, which puts increasing pressure on the city in terms of pollution, congestion, accessibility and loss of public space. One of the opportunities for improvement may be found in the use of light electric freight vehicles (LEFVs), including cargo bikes. The development of cargo bikes is generally as...
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To achieve emission reduction targets and to improve local air quality of cities, the uptake of Electric Freight Vehicles (EFV) is essential. Knowledge concerning why companies do adopt EFV is lacking. Research about the diffusion of innovations and the market of EFV shows that frontrunner companies with an innovative or early adopting mindset are...
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At the request of Connekt, the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, EVO and LeanCargo Consultancy conducted research into deliveries in the Oude Pijp from April to August 2016. The City of Amsterdam and Amsterdam District South both collaborated in the project. The purpose of the research was to map the characteristics of the different deliver...
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Urban freight in Amsterdam - november 2017 Challenges and solutions
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City logistics is becoming more finely meshed and more frequent. The transport of freight in cities with heavy freight vehicles and light commercial vehicles leads to congestion, a poor air quality, noise pollution, and incidents. The maximum loading volume of heavy freight vehicles and light commercial vehicles is rarely needed for urban freight....
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In the city of Amsterdam commercial transport is responsible for 15% of vehicles, 34% of traffic's CO2 emissions and 62% of NOx emissions. The City of Amsterdam plans to improve traffic flows using real time traffic data and data about loading and unloading zones. In this paper, we present, reflect, and discuss the results of two projects from the...
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Autonomous driving will fundamentally change the European market for long-distance transport. Logistics service providers will need to adapt their strategy towards operational excellence at the Champions League level in terms of the planning, execution and financing of their European transport networks. They may encounter competition from unexpecte...
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The academic and professional attention to the large synergies hidden in horizontal collaborations is increasing. This study attempts to address the impact of collaborative transport on transportation lead-time and lead-time variability through empirically investigating a group of SMEs involved in a collaborative distribution network. Data was coll...
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Construction is required to create more attractive, sustainable, and economically viable urban areas. However, transportation of constructionrelated goods and personnel potentially causes negative impacts. A lack of early and accurate information on how the construction site and goods will be organized can lead to disputes and disruptions that harm...
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English summary of thesis. Ploos van Amstel, W. (2002). Het organiseren van logistieke beheersing. Boom Koninklijke Uitgevers.
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Public sector organisations, such as municipalities, universities, health institutions and the police act as promotors of safe, clean and sustainable cities. They set guidelines, conduct research and impose restrictions to achieve accessible, liveable and healthy cities. These activities have in general been directed towards other - private - organ...
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Construction is required to create attractive, sustainable and economically viable cities. Inner city developments are a common feature within many urban areas. When activities at and around construction sites are not managed effectively, they can negatively impact the surrounding areas. A large share of the freight traffic in cities is related to...
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The facility service departments of public organizations generate many transport movements in cities. In public procurement there is potential for smarter and cleaner urban distribution: public organizations can act as game changer. Recent initiatives across Europe show that more public organizations are acquiring knowledge of the transport volumes...
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Construction is required to create attractive, sustainable and economically viable cities. Inner city developments are a common feature within many urban areas. When activities at and around construction sites are not managed effectively, they can negatively impact the surrounding areas. A large share of the freight traffic in cities is related to...
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Een goede stadslogistiek is belangrijk voor de economische vitaliteit en de aantrekkelijkheid van steden. Het zorgt ervoor dat restaurants hun gasten kunnen bedienen, winkels op tijd de nieuwste collectie in huis hebben en de verbouwing probleemloos verloopt. Verstedelijking stelt nieuwe eisen aan stedelijke mobiliteit. Met veranderende klanteneise...
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Preadvies voor de Raden voor de Leefomgeving en InfrastructuurIn dit essay gaat het vooral over de mogelijke ontwikkelingen in transport en logistiek naar 2040, in het algemeen, en de consequenties die dit heeft voor met name de sectoren chemie, agrofood en high tech, in het bijzonder.
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This paper presents three studies on public procurement and its impact on city logistics. The studies aimed to give an insight into the transport volume related to the delivery of products and services - at a university in Newcastle, two academic institutions in Amsterdam, and the municipality of Rotterdam. Furthermore, the role of the public organ...
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Road transport is responsible for about 75% of all volume transported on the continent in Europe, and the emission of CO 2 particles is around 75 gram ton.km. for truck trailers in 2009 and not expected to decrease significantly in the coming years. A new logistics network approach is needed to make road transport more effective and sustainable. Th...
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Truck turn times in FMCG supply chain are unreliable. The Dutch ‘Speed Docking’ project in 2011 and 2012 gave clear evidence to this. This leads to additional trucks and drivers in transport networks. Improving reliability of truck turn time will lead to less trucks and drivers in the transport network and improved productivity at distribution cent...
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Aircraft maintenance in the Royal Netherlands Air Force .
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Intelligent logistic concepts within network centric warfare
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In Section 4.1, four kinds of products will be described in terms of product characteristics. A comparison of these sets of data will enable a number of interesting conclusions to be drawn. Section 4.2 will focus on value density and Section 4.3 on packaging density. How they relate to the number of sales organisations is examined in Section 4.4. T...
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In this chapter we will focus our discussion upon managing and controlling the pipeline. Before we begin it would be useful to define what we mean by the term. Simply stated, a pipeline is the physical goods flow from the supplying organisation or organisations to the customer.
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Logistics control is: the organisation, the planning and the control of the goods flow, from the development, the purchasing, via manufacturing and distribution to the end customer, with the aim of satisfying the needs of customers at low cost and with controlled use of capital If a company has long delivery times or can afford large stocks, the c...
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Traditional responsibility for logistical management has been fragmented throughout the organization. In the past, companies were able to control the various parts of the goods flow independently of each other because of long throughput times and by keeping considerable inventories. Today, customers demand an increasingly higher level of customer s...
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It is often stated that a trade‐off occurs when a cost increase in one field is over‐compensated by a cost reduction in another field, resulting in an overall improved situation. Economic Trade‐offs (ETOs) are calculations intended to support decision making in respect of business activities. In this respect an ETO is, of course, only an aid and no...

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To achieve the transition from diesel to zero-emissions city logistics companies should prepare smartly on five levels. These levels require new scientific insights. Therefore Sustainability is preparing a special edition on zero-emission city logistics. 
The guest editor is prof. dr. Walther Ploos van Amstel.
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Truck turn times in FMCG supply chain are unreliable. The Dutch ‘Speed Docking’ project in gave clear evidence to this. The result is too many trucks and drivers. FMCG producers, together with logistics service providers and customers, can realise improvements with the use of mobile communication, connected navigation, process mining based on big data to benefit better tactical and operational planning, geo-fencing, dynamic dock allocation and the use of community platforms were data is shared with all chain partners. Improving reliability of truck turn time will lead to 10 to 20 percent less trucks and drivers in the transport network and improved productivity at distribution centres the next 10 years.

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