Emerging Global Logistics Networks: Some Consequences for Transport System Analysis and Design

This paper provides an overview of the changes in supply chains and networks that occur as a result of globalization of production, trade and services. While logistics costs have dropped dramatically in the last decades, flows have grown twice as strongly internationally as they have within national borders. Together with the growing capability of firms to individualize their products and services, this has created new network architectures that can span the entire globe. The paper describes these network forms and derives some consequences for transport system planning.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Bibliography; Figures;
  • Pagination: pp 131-148
  • Monograph Title: Benefiting from Globalisation. Transport Sector Contribution and Policy Challenges

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  • Accession Number: 01140715
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9789282101681
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 25 2009 4:31PM