Technology and Engineering
  • ISSN: 2333-2581
  • Modern Environmental Science and Engineering

Evaluation of Production Management Tools in Urban Logistics

Cesar Eduardo Leite

Universidade de Brasília, Brazil


Abstract: Urban cargo transportation (U.C.T.) has been studied with the objective that urban logistics meets at local economy needs. The increased supply of jobs makes families want to live in cities and, therefore, they need schools, commerce, laser areas and products that meet more than their needs. As a reflex, the concentration of more companies has been increasing, more jobs and more families, generating the need for more UCTs. The purpose of this theoretical essay is to use kanban techniques to rhythm the UCTs, as a way of maintaining an acceptable number of vehicles and loading and unloading operations in the urban environment. The kanban can synchronize deliveries, so as not to leave idle loading and unloading points, contributing to urban mobility and the reduction of UCTs costs with a more timely delivery.


Key words: urban cargo transportation. kanban, urban mobility

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