A Study of Transportation Disruption Causes and Costs

This research focuses on estimating and understanding the costs and causes of transportation related supply chain disruptions. In-depth interviews with logistics managers were undertaken to investigate how companies perceive transportation related supply chain disruptions and what they are doing to respond and address them. Stated choice experiments were designed to estimate the cost of disruptions for containers in international maritime trade. The results of the discrete choice models indicate that disruption costs are several times larger than traditional values of freight travel time and reliability. This research not only quantifies the value of transportation service characteristics such as delivery time or reliability but also quantifies the impact of company, product, and supply chain characteristics.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: DVD
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 17 p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 89th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers DVD

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01158425
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 10-4109
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 25 2010 12:07PM