Figuring out the states and laws of urban traffic is of important theoretical and practical significance for ensuring fast logistics and delivery of new retails and optimizing the entire logistics network. However, few studies have analyzed the urban traffic states for new retail logistics or the path optimization of logistics and delivery in city clusters. To fill in such research gap, this paper aims to explore a path optimization model and its solution algorithm for the logistics and delivery of new retails in city clusters. At first, the paper analyzes the urban traffic states for new retain logistics and delivery in city clusters from three aspects: the distribution laws of delivery centers and logistics facilities, the traffic accessibility of logistics and delivery, and the comprehensive evaluation of road conditions. Then, the paper constructs a path optimization model for new retain logistics and delivery in city clusters, and gives the corresponding constraints and the model solution algorithm. At last, this paper uses experiment to verify the rationality and effectiveness of the constructed model and the proposed algorithm.
Keywords: new retail; urban traffic; logistics and delivery; path optimization; city cluster