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World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research

World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research (WRITR)

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World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research (4 papers in press)

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  • Performance measurement in intermodal freight transport systems: literature review and research agenda   Order a copy of this article
    by Hamid Saeedi, Bart Wiegmans, Behzad Behdani 
    Abstract: Performance measurement plays a key role in developing appropriate strategies and evaluating the achievement of objectives in an Intermodal Freight Transport System. This paper provides a critical and systematic review of the existing literature on this topic. The review is structured around dominant methodologies for performance measurement applied to different freight transport sub-domains, i.e., railway, inland waterway, port and maritime as well as their advantages/disadvantages. We further discuss the limitations of existing methods and applications, leading to several important knowledge and implementation gaps that require further research in the field.
    Keywords: performance measurement; data envelopment analysis; stochastic frontier analysis; intermodal freight transport; efficiency measurement.
    DOI: 10.1504/WRITR.2022.10046849
  • Supply Chain Management 4.0: perspectives and insights from a bibliometric analysis and literature review   Order a copy of this article
    by Meire Ramalho De Oliveira, Thales Botelho De Sousa, Carolina Vieira Da Silva, Fernanda Alves Da Silva, Pedro Henrique Kanasawa Costa 
    Abstract: Supply Chains 4.0 result from multiple transformations from Industry 4.0 and provide more significant information agility, data sharing, loss reduction and improved decision-making and customer service. Considering that literature on Supply Chain 4.0 is still quite restricted, this study investigates the advancement of scientific knowledge on this topic through bibliometric indicators of world research published in journals indexed in Scopus and Web of Science. The results present the journals, countries, topics and studies with the highest impact. Some technologies were further investigated the Internet of Things, Cloud Computing, and Big Data. Other technologies still need to be better explored: Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. As for future research, there is a need to propose more applied and comprehensive research; study the impact of Industry 4.0 technologies on the supply chain; evaluate the SCM 4.0 implementation process; investigate interoperability and examine cybersecurity.
    Keywords: Supply Chain Management 4.0; Industry 4.0; internet of things; cyber-physical systems; cloud computing; big data; additive manufacturing; simulation; blockchain; analytics.
    DOI: 10.1504/WRITR.2022.10046850
  • The role of logistics performance in international trade: a developing country perspective   Order a copy of this article
    by Zewdie Habte Shikur 
    Abstract: The study examines the roles of each dimension of logistics performance in merchandised exports and imports of goods and services using a pooled random-effects General Least Square (GLS) regression. The study also attempts to embed the latest thinking of transaction cost economics (TCE) as a conceptual framework in the analysis of logistics performance. The findings show that all the six logistics performance dimensions which include tracking and tracing, logistics quality, international shipments, customs clearance, timeliness, and infrastructure positively and significantly determine merchandised exports and imports of goods and services. The study suggests continuous improvements in logistics service quality, shipments, tracking and tracing, timeliness, customs clearance, and infrastructures that can significantly increase the volumes of the merchandised exports and imports of goods and services.
    Keywords: transaction cost economics; logistics technologies; logistics performance; international trade; merchandised exports; merchandised imports; developing countries.
    DOI: 10.1504/WRITR.2022.10046851
  • Improving the oversized cargo movement management in trade   Order a copy of this article
    by Olga Chkalova, Sergey Kirushin, Inna Bolshakova, Natalia Kopasovskaya, Marianna Korenkova 
    Abstract: The article presents a study of organisation of oversized cargo transportation of a group of logistics transport companies operating in the Russian freight transportation market. The focus is on road transport, as the most demanded in Russian regional transportation. We report on the methodology and strategies for improving the organisation of oversized cargo transportation in regional trade. The specifics of the study lie in the fact that we focused on the features of oversized transportation specifically for logistics organisations serving the interests of trading companies. The developed methodology and proposed strategies presented in the article are necessary and in demand for organising and implementing complex oversized cargo transportation in modern conditions of the freight market. The results can be useful for managers working in transport logistics, as our study illustrates an effective combination of strategies, as well as the impact and role of improving efficiency in this industry.
    Keywords: transport logistics; oversized cargo; competitiveness; regional transportation; logistics activities; organisation; trade organisations needs; strategy.