SUNConferences, SAIIE NeXXXt

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Evaluating the impact of e-commerce freight movements in South African cities
Elizna Cilliers, Wilna Bean

Last modified: 2019-08-28

Abstract


E-commerce is rapidly increasing in supply chains with online shopping leading the way, increasing the number of freight movements. The impact of e-commerce on South African cities’ freight movements are not well known and needs to be researched. Therefore, it is necessary to consider how e-commerce impacted other countries and how they embraced the resulting change and growth in traffic volumes. To this end, this paper focusses on determining how other countries’ urban areas were affected by increased e-commerce freight movements and how they managed it. The research is then used to analyse the influence and impact e-commerce has on South African cities. A conceptual solution for the way forward is also provided in order to provide guidance in better planning for future e-commerce growth.


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