Quotation Schramm, Hans-Joachim, Tong, Jian, Donner, Ralf. 2011. Transport Chain Management - A Holistic Approach to Improve Supply Chain Performance. NOFOMA 2010 – 22nd Annual Conference for Nordic Researchers in Logistics, 09.-10.06.2011, Harstad, Harstad, Norwegen, 09.06.-10.06..


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ABSTRACT Purpose of this paper Although nowadays a lot of supply chains are truly globally dispersed, transport costs and performance still seem to be a rather neglected topic. Therefore, in this contribution we want to introduce transport chain management as a subordinate coordination function including all parties involved in a sequence of goods movements from origin to final destination to show the impact of transport chain costs and performance in such supply chains. Design/methodology/approach In this conceptual paper, transport chain performance metrics like mode choice, complex transport time, reaction time, on-time performance, as well as frequency of loss and damage are defined forming a total cost of transport chain function which allows to assess their impact on overall supply chain performance. Findings As transport chains performance is crucially important for total supply chain performance in globally dispersed supply chains, a trade-off between both should be taken into consideration when comparing them e.g. in terms of total costs. Further, several levers for cost reduction and performance improvements therein can be identified. Research limitations/implications (if applicable) So far it is a conceptual framework, but all measures employed to form the total transport chain cost function can be rather easy obtained from companies' accounting and performance measurement systems. What is original/value of paper It is a novel approach to take transport-related cost and performance measures explicitly into consideration when looking on overall supply chain costs and performance.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium
Language English
Title Transport Chain Management - A Holistic Approach to Improve Supply Chain Performance
Event NOFOMA 2010 – 22nd Annual Conference for Nordic Researchers in Logistics, 09.-10.06.2011, Harstad
Year 2011
Date 09.06.-10.06.
Country Norway
Location Harstad

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Schramm, Hans-Joachim (Details)
Tong, Jian (Former researcher)
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Donner, Ralf (Austria)
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Institute for Transport and Logistics Management (Details)
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