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Title: A systematic literature review of the design of intermodal freight transportation networks addressing location-allocation decisions

Authors: Anny Del Mar Agamez-Arias; José P. García-Sabater; Angel Ruiz; José Moyano-Fuentes

Addresses: Department of Business Management, Universitat Politècnica de València, Camino de Vera, s/n 46022, Valencia, Spain ' ROGLE, Department of Business Management, Universitat Politècnica de València, Camino de Vera, s/n 46022, Valencia, Spain ' Faculté des sciences de l'administration, Université Laval, 2325 Rue de la Terrasse, Ville de Québec, QC G1V 0A6, Canada ' Department of Business Organization, Marketing and Sociology, University of Jaén, Campus Científico-Tecnológico de Linares, Avda. Universidad s/n, 23700, Linares, Jaén, Spain

Abstract: This systematic literature review focuses on planning models jointly addressing location and allocation decisions related to the design of intermodal freight transportation networks. Since this body of literature is evolving quickly, a methodology based on a linked two-stage analysis is proposed. The first stage analyses recent surveys to establish the guidelines and criteria that enable the subsequent systematic review. Then, the review concentrates on analysing contributions to the current state of the art on intermodal freight transportation from two close, yet different research streams: transportation networks and supply chain networks. Key features identified in the first stage such as: 1) the research problem's characteristics; 2) the intermodal networks design's particularities; 3) proposed solution techniques, among others, are used to classify and analyse the different contributions. The review identifies current trends, emerging topics and some issues that merit being researched. [Received: 4 May 2019; Revised: 12 December 2019; Accepted: 1 February 2020]

Keywords: systematic literature review; SLR; intermodal facilities; network design; location-allocation problem; intermodal freight transport; mathematical programming; modelling; optimisation techniques.

DOI: 10.1504/EJIE.2021.113506

European Journal of Industrial Engineering, 2021 Vol.15 No.1, pp.1 - 34

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 03 Feb 2021 *

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