Impact of Resource Sharing of Freight Transportation

In an increasingly global world, optimizing the flow of materials and products is an activity that concerns everyone involved, from industry, consumers, to road users. In this context, companies must provide transportation services for a variety of products, seeking to meet the principles of sustainable development while minimizing operational costs. It is based on these rules and requirements that the emerging concept of Physical Internet (PI, p) was initiated. The Physical Internet is an innovative, ground-breaking transportation philosophy. Its principles are based on the assumption that current logistics networks are unsustainable. Therefore, one of the basic assumptions of a PI network is the sharing of infrastructures, including transportation hubs, warehouse, hauling capacity, containers, among its participating members. Based on some of those PI assumptions, this paper is founded on the collaborative transportation system between its agents for increasing and optimizing the efficiency of a distribution transportation system. (van Weele 1999, Meller 2012) discovered that the collaborative logistics refers to the practice of two or more organizations collaborating to increase the logistics performance of each organization, within a certain balance of power between them. This paper will present a comparison between traditional and shared resource freight transportation. Both models will be implemented in a simulation platform using NetLogo, and tested in various condition and scenario configurations. The results will be analyzed and compared between the models by some social, economic, environmental and operational performance indicators.


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  • Monograph Title: Canadian Transportation Research Forum 50th Annual Conference - Another 50 Years: Where to From Here?//Un autre 50 ans : qu'en est-il à partir de maintenant? Montreal, Quebec, May 24-26, 2015

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  • Accession Number: 01605004
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)
  • Files: ITRD, TAC
  • Created Date: Jul 26 2016 5:03PM