Keywords and Phrases
Analytic hierarchy process; Strategic decision making
"The aim of this thesis is to develop criteria that can be used to evaluate the current capabilities and sustainability of inland freight hubs. A review of the literature highlights the need for a more efficient freight distribution system to combat supply chain deficiencies and the important role that inland freight hubs play in creating this system. Also in the literature is a call for a more comprehensive approach to hub development decisions and the use of multi-criteria decision analysis. The decision to devote resources to logistics developments in a specific region must consider many factors that are both quantitative and qualitative in nature. This thesis will identify relevant criteria for inland freight hub development decisions through in-depth interviews with freight transportation experts and it will justify the use of both quantitative and qualitative data for measuring alternatives based on these criteria. The end result will be a set of criteria relevant to hub development decisions and an explanation of the procedure for comparing logistics hub capabilities. This procedure could be used for locating a new hub out of a set of potential sites or making decisions about which existing hubs should be further developed"--Abstract, page iv.
Long, Suzanna, 1961-
Grasman, Scott E. (Scott Erwin)
Engineering Management and Systems Engineering
M.S. in Engineering Management
Missouri Research Board
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Journal article titles appearing in thesis/dissertation
- Strategic decision model: characteristics for sustainable intermodal logistic hubs
- Sustainability criteria for inland hub location development
x, 67 pages
© 2010 Robert Tyler Lipscomb, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Containerization -- Planning -- United States
Decision making -- Mathematical models
Decision making -- Methodology
Freight and freightage -- Management -- United States
Inland water transportation -- Freight -- United States
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Link to Catalog Record
Lipscomb, Robert Tyler, "Strategic criteria for evaluating inland freight hub locations" (2010). Masters Theses. 4991.