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PhD Studentship (South Coast DTP) - Next generation urban logistics for a carbon-zero city of the future

Southampton Business School

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £14553
Annual stipend of £14553 plus payment of programme fees
Closing Date:   Friday 28 July 2017
Reference:  890317TR

Next generation urban logistics for a carbon-zero city of the future

A fully funded studentship awarded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership (SCDTP)

Supervisory Team:

Prof Tolga Bektas (FBLA / Business School) (T.Bektas@soton.ac.uk), Prof Tom Cherrett (FEE / Transportation Research Group), Dr Antonio Martinez-Sykora (FBLA / Business School)

Conventional business models of logistics activities in urban areas contribute to increased traffic, congestion, use of land (kerbside) space, noise, and air pollution due to the greenhouse gases emitted, particularly carbon, affecting public health and quality of life.  To reduce the environmental consequences of such operations, this project will involve analysing large data sets to identify the factors contributing to increased energy requirements in the modus operandi of urban logistics providers, devise innovative, collaborative and transformative business models to optimise logistics planning and management in order that carbon emissions are reduced whilst maintaining similar levels of service.

Research questions:

(1)    What are the factors contributing to increased energy requirements in the modus operandi of urban logistics providers?
(2)    What types of innovative and collaborative business models can logistics providers adopt to improve the environmental performance of their operations?
(3)    How can the freight logistics planning and management be transformed and optimally implemented to reduce carbon emissions yet maintain similar service levels?

Skills required of the PhD student:

Statistical skills to analyse large sets of data, and quantitative skills in optimisation and simulation techniques to build, validate and numerically evaluate new business models.

Funding

South Coast DTP Funding provides an annual maintenance grant (tax free) of £14553, plus payment of all programme fees.  Other funding available for SCDTP funded students can be found on the SCDTP website (southcoastdtp.ac.uk).

Funding is provided for 3 years full-time PhD study (pro-rata for part-time students).  Applications for 1+3 funding for students completing a Master's year prior to the commencement of PhD study are also welcome (details available at southcoastdtp.ac.uk).

Application Procedure

The full application procedure, the funding application form, and more information on the South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership can be found at:

http://southcoastdtp.ac.uk/how-to-apply/

For further information about this project, please contact the lead supervisor detailed above.  For questions relating to the application procedure, or for more information about the SCDTP, please visit the SCDTP website or contact us at scdtp@soton.ac.uk

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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