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Title: Quantifying the performance improvement potential of Foliated Transportation Networks
Authors: Kalantari, Joakim
Keywords: Mixed model transportation
Discrete event simulation
Direct shipment
Hub and spoke
Transportation network performance evaluation
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Universit√† di Trieste
Citation: Kalantari, J. (2011) Quantifying the performance improvement potential of Foliated Transportation Networks, European Transport \ Trasporti Europei, 49, pp pp. 24-37.
Series/Report no.: European Transport / Trasporti Europei
Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to quantify the performance improvement potential of foliated transportation networks (FTN) compared to a traditional direct shipment network (DS) with respect to key performance indicators (KPI). The network models are evaluated through discrete event simulation. Input data and parameters have been drawn from a case company. The concept of FTN is shown to reduce the negative environmental impact of a transportation network through its implementation. This is the first study that quantifies the potential of FTN. Furthermore, the study is based on empirical data.
ISSN: 1825-3997
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