Protocol: Systematic literature review of the application of the multicriteria decision analysis methodology in the evaluation of urban freight logistics initiatives




systematic literature review, protocol paper, city logistics, urban logistics, urban distribution, bibliometric analysis, MCDM, MAMCA, multiple-criteria decision-making, multiactor multicriteria analysis


The paper presents a protocol for conducting a systematic literature review (SLR) on the application of multicriteria decision analysis methods (MCDM) as a tool for evaluating urban freight logistics. This research topic arises from the growing interest of public and private actors in achieving objectives of reducing environmental and social impacts and/or improving operational efficiency in city logistics. The search is focused on publications comprised in the period between 2012 and 2020. Finally, with the selected works, a descriptive analysis is carried out, which allows obtaining a preliminary result of the RSL that will be developed in future research. SDGs' supported by research: SDG08 Decent Work and Economic Growth and SDG11 Sustainable Cities and Communities.


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Alvarez, S. M., & Maheut, J. (2022). Protocol: Systematic literature review of the application of the multicriteria decision analysis methodology in the evaluation of urban freight logistics initiatives. WPOM-Working Papers on Operations Management, 13(2), 86–107.



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