PRESENT AND FUTURE GOODS PRODUCTION, LOGISTICS, AND MOTOR CARRIER OPERATIONS, PAPER: FUTURE MANUFACTURING, MARKETS, AND LOGISTICS NEEDS

Logistics and transportation are still in a period of growth and development. Many believe that the 1990s will be the decade for transportation and logistics because gaining and maintaining access to a customer base and significant market share are the focus of strategic thinking and planning in big and small organizations. Logistics and transportation can play an important role in helping achieve such strategic objectives. In this paper, the logistics concept is examined to provide additional insight into understanding the needs of shippers in the 1990s and the general nature of the demand for transportation services. The impact of the logistics concept is illustrated by research done on the use of larger equipment size by shippers. Discussed next are the major change agents (drivers) that continue to dictate distribution system requirements in the 1990s. This is followed by an examination of some macro data that underscores the impact of the logistics changes of the 1980s, and a discussion of critical factors for shipper success in the 1990s. The final section of this paper summarizes the transportation strategies of shippers and their impact on freight movements in the United States.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 12-37
  • Monograph Title: INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON MOTOR CARRIER TRANSPORTATION, WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA, MAY 31-JUNE 4, 1993
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00667553
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309055172
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 28 1994 12:00AM