Who controls the fleet? : Initial insights into road freight transport planning and control from an industrial network perspective

Item Type Journal paper
Abstract Research in logistics and supply chain management typically considers transport activities between shippers (sender), carriers (transport operators) and customers (recipient). However, a closer look into real-world road freight transport systems reveals more complex constellations involving multiple actors with different functions, leading to a fragmentation of transport planning and control activities and accordingly inefficient execution of road freight transport. The purpose of this paper is to pinpoint and explore the gap between supply chain transport theory and empirical reality in road freight transport control. In order to empirically indicate the complexity of control of road freight transport in supply chains, descriptive statistics of fleet two in-depth case studies were conducted. Our finding is that several nested levels of planning and control have to be managed and our results underline the perception that previous approaches of transport planning and control are suitable for simple governance structures but do not cover complex multiple-actor constellations.
Authors Sternberg, Henrik; Germann, Tim & Klaas-Wissing, Thorsten
Journal or Publication Title International Journal of Logistics: Research and Applications
Language English
Keywords transport planning and control, transportation systems, supply chain management, logistics
Subjects business studies
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
HSG Profile Area SoM - Business Innovation
Refereed Yes
Date December 2013
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of Publication London UK
Volume 16
Number 6
Page Range 493-505
Number of Pages 13
ISSN 1367-5567
ISSN-Digital 1469-848x
Publisher DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/13675567.2013.856391
Depositing User Dr. Thorsten Klaas-Wissing
Date Deposited 10 Dec 2013 08:23
Last Modified 20 Jul 2022 17:18
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/227902

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Sternberg, Henrik; Germann, Tim & Klaas-Wissing, Thorsten (2013) Who controls the fleet? : Initial insights into road freight transport planning and control from an industrial network perspective. International Journal of Logistics: Research and Applications, 16 (6). 493-505. ISSN 1367-5567

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