Alan C. McKinnon, Kenneth John Button, Peter Nijkamp
E. Elgar, 2002 - Business & Economics - 680 pages
Logistics is the management function responsible for the flow of materials through the supply chain. Freight transport typically accounts for a third of total logistics costs and is a major determinant of the quality of a distribution service.This comprehensive and integrated collection includes a wide range of previously published articles from logistics management, operations research and economics journals, as well as the mainstream transport literature. The volume is divided into 13 sections covering the full spectrum of research in the field, including the modelling of freight flows, just-in-time delivery, modal split, vehicle routing and utilisation, the environmental impact of freight transport operations, city logistics and telematics and the deregulation of freight markets.This authoritative volume will be an essential compendium for those teaching in and researching in the rapidly-expanding field of transport logistics and will be of interest to those involved in the management of logistics and formulation of public policy on freight transport.
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analysis Analytic Hierarchy Process approach average backhaul buyer capacity cent changes commodity companies competitive constraints contract Crainic decision delivery region demand depot distance economic efficiency Equation European example external costs factors firms freight flows freight terminal freight transport global logistics impact important improvement increase indifference curves industry integration intermodal system inventory costs Journal of Operational just-in-time Keiretsu logistical systems Logistics Management logistics services logistics strategy manufacturing modal choice Operational Research optimal own-account peddling Physical Distribution planning problem production rail reduced relationship response retail road freight road transport safety stock scheduling sector shipment shipper structure supplier supply chain supply chain management survey Table tabu search terminal services third-party tion tonne-km TPL services trade-off transhipment Transport Economics transportation costs Transportation Research truck carriers unit users variables vehicle routing vehicle routing problem