Handbook of Logistics and Supply-Chain Management

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Ann M. Brewer, Kenneth J. Button, David A. Hensher
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2001 - Business & Economics - 545 pages
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The quality of transport logistics is now recognized as being vital to the success of many organizations. The ability to transport goods quickly, safely, economically and reliably is seen as vital to a nation's prosperity and capacity to compete in a rapidly globalising economy. Logistics has advanced significantly during since the 1980s as companies have appreciated the gains from such initiatives as limiting inventories, making use of "seamless" distribution services and taking advantage of advances in telecommunication and information technologies. Institutional changes, such as deregulation and privatization, have in many countries led to contexts in which these changes could take place. The integration of transportation into the production process through advanced information systems and the application of modern management techniques is now at the centre of logistics. This volume contains commissioned refereed papers that cover the main elements of transport logistics. The authors were selected from around the world and asked to provide critiques of their subject areas as well as a review of the state of the art and case study examples. These up-to-date contributions cover all the main areas of transport logistics, providing those in the field with current information whilst at the same time offering easy access for those who are new to the field and are seeking review material.

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Cap. 25: R. Thompson, E.Taniguchi,"City Logistics and freight transport",pp 393-404: Underground freight transportation systems
RIFERMENTI(pg 404 - Tokyo-Amsterdam)
De Boer E., (1999), Designing the structure and alignment of an underground logistic system; the case of Amsterdam airport ULS”, in Selected Proceeding of the 8th Word Conference on Transport Research, pp 601 – 612, Oxford: WTCR
Koshi et Al., (1992), New urban freight transport systems” in Selected Proceedings of the 6th Word Conference on Transport Research, pp (2117 – 2118)
Ooishi R., Tanguchi E., (1999), Effects and profitability of constructing the new underground freight transport system”, in: Taniguchi E. Thompson R.G. eds, City Logistics I, 1th international conference on Logistics, pp. 303 – 316, Kyoto, Institut of Systems Science Research.

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page 339-346 is useful