A Strategic Decision Model for Evaluating Inland Freight Hub Locations
This research identifies criteria that can be used to evaluate existing or potential inland multimodal freight hubs. Inland hubs are essential for a more efficient freight distribution system and can play an important role in improving the livability and economic vitality of a region. The research uses data gathered from subject-matter experts to determine the relevant criteria needed to evaluate the location of inland freight hubs. Findings are then categorized in a multi-criteria decision framework. Decision makers can use the findings to identify factors that will provide strategic inputs that are vital to the location decision process.
S. Long and S. E. Grasman, "A Strategic Decision Model for Evaluating Inland Freight Hub Locations," Research in Transportation Business and Management, vol. 5, pp. 92-98, Elsevier, Dec 2012.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rtbm.2012.11.004
Engineering Management and Systems Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Inland Hubs; Multimodal Freight Logistics; Strategic Decision Making; Subject-Matter Experts
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