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dc.contributor.authorChuanwen, Dong
dc.contributor.authorBoute, Robert
dc.contributor.authorMcKinnon, Alan
dc.contributor.authorVerelst, Marc
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-02T15:00:34Z
dc.date.available2017-12-02T15:00:34Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.trd.2017.05.011
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12127/5777
dc.description.abstractGreater use of multimodal transportation can substantially improve the environmental performance of freight transportation. Despite strenuous efforts by public policy-makers to alter the freight modal split, most companies still rely heavily on road transportation, and modal shifts to rail and water have remained modest at best. In this paper we argue that this is partly the result of a failure to take a holistic supply chain view of the modal shift process. Synchromodality provides a framework within which shippers can manage their supply chains more flexibly to increase the potential for shifting mode. On the basis of a literature review, we broaden the conventional focus of multimodal transportation to give it a supply chain dimension, and propose the concept of ‘Synchromodality from a Supply Chain Perspective' (SSCP). Using a case study we show that when the supply chain impacts are taken into account, it is possible to significantly increase the share of intermodal rail transportation within a corridor, without necessarily increasing total logistics cost or reducing the service level. In this way the environmental impact of freight activities can be significantly reduced.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.subjectOperations & Supply Chain Management
dc.titleInvestigating synchromodality from a supply chain perspective
dc.identifier.journalTransportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment
dc.source.volume61
dc.source.issuePart A
dc.source.beginpage42
dc.source.endpage57
vlerick.knowledgedomainOperations & Supply Chain Management
vlerick.typearticleJournal article with impact factor
vlerick.vlerickdepartmentTOM
dc.identifier.vperid102358
dc.identifier.vperid231255
dc.identifier.vperid231256
dc.identifier.vperid231257
dc.identifier.vpubid7088


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