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Transport integration tools for supply chain management

Mason, Robert John and Lalwani, Chandra 2006. Transport integration tools for supply chain management. International Journal of Logistics: Research and Applications 9 (1) , pp. 57-74. 10.1080/13675560500534599

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Abstract

Over the last 3 years, research carried out by Cardiff University has studied the opportunities to integrate freight transport better into supply chains. The paper stems from this work. After asserting the principal reasons why better transport integration is important, it charts a range of diagnostic tools that were deployed. The tools represent a menu of instruments that aim to aid understanding, which can be selected from depending on need and circumstance. They can be utilised by transport and supply chain managers to assess what is happening within their supply chains, how well they are performing and the degree of integration, especially of the transport function with related supply chain echelons. It is hoped that by codifying this element of the research a contribution will have been made to the effective dissemination of the research to industry and thought leaders, which in turn will lead to practical exploitation, resulting in more integrated transport and supply chain management practice.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Centre for Advanced Manufacturing Systems At Cardiff (CAMSAC)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Uncontrolled Keywords: Supply chain integration; Freight transport; Logistics; Electronic commerce; Diagnostic tools
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1367-5567
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:40
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/42660

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