Contributions to Management Science

Operative Transportation Planning

Solutions in Consumer Goods Supply Chains

Authors: Seiler, Thorben

  • High practical relevance due to cost focus on largest share of supply chain costs
  • Step by step in detail analysis of freight rates
  • Broad assessment of commercial Transportation Management Systems (TMS)
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Transportation management in today’s consumer goods industry can be characterized by a high proportion of outsourced transportation services. Due to rising freight costs consumer goods manufacturers are seeking opportunities to increase the efficiency of their transportation network. This book presents an operational transportation planning problem typical of the consumer goods industry focusing on a network of suppliers, production facilities and warehouses. With respect to the large share of outsourcing in these networks a detailed analysis of freight costs based on contractual agreements is provided. From this analysis a number of opportunities for efficiency gains are identified and consolidated in an operative transportation planning problem that is numerically investigated. Furthermore, an overview of processes and organizational requirements in transportation management is given with special focus on the integration of existing commercial Transportation Management Systems (TMS).

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“This book emphasizes the issues related to operational transportation planning and ways of addressing them … . The methodology presented is one that was developed with practical concerns in mind. Such features are likely to make the book useful to a wide audience … . this book would be suitable for those who are interested in operational transportation planning.” (Tolga Bektas, Interfaces, Vol. 43 (4), July-August, 2013)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Seiler, Thorben

    Pages 1-6

  • Transportation Services in the Consumer Goods Industry

    Seiler, Thorben

    Pages 7-43

  • Assessment of Transportation Cost Saving Opportunities in 3PL Operated Consumer Goods Industry Networks

    Seiler, Thorben

    Pages 45-62

  • Transportation Management in a Consumer Goods Industry Network

    Seiler, Thorben

    Pages 63-94

  • Solution Approach

    Seiler, Thorben

    Pages 95-123

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-7908-2912-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Operative Transportation Planning
Book Subtitle
Solutions in Consumer Goods Supply Chains
Authors
Series Title
Contributions to Management Science
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Physica-Verlag Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-7908-2792-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-7908-2792-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-7908-2791-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-7908-2912-9
Series ISSN
1431-1941
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 222
Topics