LOGISTICAL RESTRUCTURING AND ROAD FREIGHT TRAFFIC GROWTH. AN EMPIRICAL ASSESSMENT

The forecasting of road freight traffic has relied heavily on the close correlation between GDP and road ton-kilometers. It has not been rooted in an understanding of the causes of freight traffic growth. The research reported in this paper has investigated this process of traffic growth in two ways: first, by analyzing official data on the production, consumption and movement of food and drink products, and second, by conducting a survey of the changing freight transport requirements of 88 large British-based manufacturers. The survey of manufacturers suggests that the growth of lorry traffic is the net result of a complex interaction between factors operating at four levels of logistical management: strategic planning of logistical systems, choice of suppliers and distributors, scheduling of product flow and the management of transport resources.

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    Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

    Kluwer Academic Pub Group, Distribution Center, P.O. Box 322
    3300 AH Dordrecht,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • McKinnon, A C
    • Woodburn, A
  • Publication Date: 1996-5

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  • English

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  • Pagination: p. 141-161
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  • Accession Number: 00721199
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: May 8 1996 12:00AM