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FREIGHT TRANSPORT OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

COORDINATION AND INFORMATION NEEDS FROM A LOGISTICS SERVICE PROVIDER PERSPECTIVE

Henrik Sternberg (Institutionen för teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Logistik och transport) ; Gunnar Stefansson (Institutionen för teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Logistik och transport)
The 5th International Workshop in Supply Chain Management and Information Systems, Melbourne, Australia, 9-12/12 2007 (2007)
[Konferensbidrag, refereegranskat]

A growing number of participants in outsourced logistics operations have led to increasingly complex transport chains facing problems such as low filling rates and excess capacity. Despite the incentives for managing transport operations , these operations today relies on fixed routes and estimated demands. This research is based on a multiple-case study on decision-making in transportation setups from a logistics service provider perspective. The case study was carried out by physically following the freight, interviews, participation in the management and accessing the information systems. The available options in decision making have been analyzed using a framework from the transport system literature. This work has resulted in an identification of the decision making stages and information needs in the transportation chain from a logistics service provider perspective. It outlines how information can be used to manage freight transported between two destinations, the actual decision and control points in the chain and the possible transport decisions that can be taken, from a logistics service provider perspective.

Nyckelord: Operations management, Coordination, Information needs, Freight transport operations, Freight transport management



Denna post skapades 2008-01-22.
CPL Pubid: 67633

 

Institutioner (Chalmers)

Institutionen för teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Logistik och transport (2005-2016)

Ämnesområden

Industriell organisation, administration och ekonomi

Chalmers infrastruktur