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Sustainable Logistics and Strategic Transportation Planning

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The tactical organization of resources is a vital component to any industry in modern society. Effectively managing the flow of materials through various networks ensures that the requirements of customers are met. Sustainable Logistics and Strategic Transportation Planning is a pivotal reference source for the latest research on the management of logistics through the lens of sustainability, as well as for emerging procedures that are particularly critical to the transportation sector. Highlighting international perspectives, conceptual frameworks, and targeted investigations, this book is ideally designed for policy makers, professionals, researchers, and upper-level students interested in logistics and transport systems.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Preface
  6. Chapter 1: A Game-Based Approach for Simulation and Design of Supply Chains
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. KNOWLEDGE BASED APPROACHES TO SUPPLY CHAIN DESIGN
    4. CASE-BASED REASONING SYSTEMS
    5. RULE-BASED REASONING SYSTEMS
    6. MULTI-AGENTS IN MANUFACTURING SUPPLY CHAIN
    7. SUPPLY CHAIN OPERATION IN A DISTRIBUTED SIMULATION
    8. ARCHITECTURE OF AGENT-BASED PROCUREMENT
    9. SEARCHING AGENT
    10. MODELLING PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE (CASES) OF AGENTS
    11. RULES OF AGENT BEHAVIOUR
    12. CONCLUDING REMARKS
    13. REFERENCES
  7. Chapter 2: A Life Cycle Framework for Governance of Intermodal Terminals
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK: THE CONTEXT OF THE PRODUCT LIFE CYCLE
    4. THE INTERMODAL TERMINAL LIFE CYCLE
    5. STAKEHOLDERS AND STRATEGY THROUGHOUT THE INTERMODAL TERMINAL LIFE CYCLE
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ENDNOTE
  8. Chapter 3: Beyond the Horizon of Supply Chain Security Performance Measurement
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. BARRIER CONCEPT BASED ON GENERAL MODEL
    5. SYSTEMATIZATION OF THE SECURITY INDEX DETERMINATION MODEL BASED ON SECURITY BARRIERS
    6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    10. REFERENCES
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  9. Chapter 4: Building an IT System for Logistics in MS Excel Supported by 4TG Methodology
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. 1. DEFINITION AND THE ELEMENTS OF 4TG METHODOLOGY
    4. 2. 4TG METHODOLOGY AS A TOOL FOR SUPPORTING THE WORK IN MS EXCEL
    5. 3. 4TG METHODOLOGY AND OTHER CONCEPTIONS OF THE APPLICATION CONSTRUCTION
    6. 4. THE DESCRIPTION OF SELECTED ELEMENTS OF 4TG METHODOLOGY TO DESIGN AND CREATE SOLUTIONS IN MS EXCEL
    7. 5. SUMMARY: A REVIEW OF OPERATIONS, THE PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF THE MODEL
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. ENDNOTES
    11. APPENDIX: THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF THE MODEL
  10. Chapter 5: Concepts for Sustainable End Consumer Movements in City Supply Chains
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. DEFINITION OF KEY CONCEPTS
    3. AN OVERVIEW OF END-CONSUMER MOVEMENTS: PROBLEMS AND POTENTIALS
    4. PROPOSALS FOR SOLUTIONS
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    9. ENDNOTES
  11. Chapter 6: Contribution of IT-Based Logistics Solutions to Sustainable Logistics Management
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND AND THEORETICAL FOUNDATION
    4. RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN IT AND SUSTAINABILITY
    5. INTEGRATION WITHIN A PROCEDURE MODEL
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  12. Chapter 7: Could Bunker Fuel Price Changes Impact Coal Spot Rates and Shipping's Carbon Emissions?
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. METHODOLOGY
    5. RESULTS
    6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  13. Chapter 8: Creating a Sustainable Supply Chain in Response to Unstable Market Expectations
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
    5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    10. ENDNOTES
  14. Chapter 9: Delivering Major Infrastructure Projects with Predictable Success
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
    5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS: AN AGENDA FOR CHANGE
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
  15. Chapter 10: Efficiency and Travel Agencies
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND AND LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. THE CONCEPTUAL MODEL, SURVEY, AND HYPOTHESIS DEVELOPMENT
    5. METHODOLOGY AND MODEL DESIGN
    6. PRACTICAL NUMERICAL RESULTS, SOLUTIONS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    7. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    10. APPENDIX 1
    11. APPENDIX 2
  16. Chapter 11: Governance of Investments in Logistics
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THEORETICAL BACKGROUND
    4. METHODOLOGY
    5. RESULTS
    6. DISCUSSION
    7. REFERENCES
  17. Chapter 12: Linkage between Regional Accessibillity, Economic Development, and Logistic Infrastructure
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. BACKGROUND
    4. 3. REGIONAL ACCESSIBILITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
    5. 4. LOGISTIC TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE AND PERFORMANCE
    6. 5. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    9. ENDNOTES
  18. Chapter 13: Modeling Conflict Dynamics
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. THE MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
    5. STARTING THEORY
    6. THE PARADIGM OF SYSTEM DYNAMICS
    7. THE GENERIC CONFLICT MODEL PRESENTED AS THE CLOSE-LOOP DIAGRAM
    8. GENERIC MODELS IN THE GENERAL SENSE
    9. COLEMAN’S MODEL
    10. THE GENERIC MODEL OF ISOLATED CONFLICT
    11. FUZZY LOGIC AND FUZZY SYSTEMS
    12. THE GENERIC MODEL OF ISOLATED CONFLICT WITH FUZZY INFERENCE SYSTEM
    13. SIMULATION RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
    14. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    15. REFERENCES
  19. Chapter 14: Selecting the Optimum Collateral in Shipping Finance
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
    5. EMPIRICAL APPLICATION AND EVALUATION: COPRAS - EVAMIX
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ENDNOTES
  20. Chapter 15: Supply-Chain Competitiveness and Efficiency
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. THE ITALIAN LOGISTICS AND ITS IMPACT ON COMPETITIVENESS OF NATIONAL PRODUCTIVE SYSTEM
    3. 2. THE MAIN PROBLEMS AFFECTING ITALIAN LOGISTICS
    4. 3. THE RESULTS OF THE SURVEY WITH A SAMPLE OF FORWARDERS
    5. 4. OPEN QUESTIONS AND PERSPECTIVES FOR ITALIAN LOGISTICS
    6. 5. CONCLUDING REMARKS
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ENDNOTES
    9. APPENDIX: TABLES AND CHARTS
  21. Chapter 16: Sustainable Logistics Strategies of Transnational Corporations
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. STRATEGY DEFINITIONS AND SIGNIFICANCE
    4. LOGISTICS STRATEGIES: DEFINITIONS AND CLASSIFICATION
    5. STRATEGIC LOGISTICS DECISIONS
    6. CHOSEN LOGISTICS STRATEGIES WITH EXAMPLES
    7. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    9. CONCLUSION
    10. REFERENCES
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  22. Chapter 17: The Role of Capacity and Traffic Uncertainty in Hinterland Connections
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION: CONTEXT, RESEARCH QUESTION, AND METHOD
    3. BACKGROUND ON PORT COMPETITION
    4. OPTIMIZING HINTERLAND CONNECTIONS UNDER UNCERTAINTY
    5. STRATEGIES IN INLAND NAVIGATION: THE PORT OF ZEEBRUGES
    6. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ADDITIONAL READING
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    10. ENDNOTES
  23. Chapter 18: Transport Costs in a Shrinking World
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION: THE CONTRADICTIONS BETWEEN THEORIES AND REALITY
    3. 2. SHRINKING COSTS IN TRANSPORT
    4. 3. THE NEO-CLASSICAL APPROACH
    5. 4. TRADE-OFF MODELS AND BID RENT THEORIES
    6. 5. THE END OF NEO-CLASSICS?
    7. 6. PUTTING ENDS TOGETHER: MARGINAL COSTS AND SEGMENTED MARKETS
    8. 7. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
  24. Chapter 19: Transport Optimization and Estimation of Reduced CO2 Emissions
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND AND LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. OPTIMIZATION ALGORITHMS, SOLUTION OF SBRP PROBLEM, AND VMT REDUCTION
    5. ANALYSIS OF THE ESTIMATED CO2 EMISSIONS
    6. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  25. Chapter 20: Using a Supply Chain Improvement System (SCIS) to Increase Supply Chain Efficiency
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS: THE SUPPLY CHAIN IMPROVEMENT SYSTEM (SCIS)
    5. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. REFERENCES
    7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  26. Compilation of References
  27. About the Contributors