A critical investigation of dangerous goods procedures in logistics operations.

Wojtczuk, Kamil (2012) A critical investigation of dangerous goods procedures in logistics operations. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

University of Nottingham

“A critical investigation of dangerous goods procedures in logistics operations.”

Kamil Wojtczuk

MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management



“A critical investigation of dangerous goods procedures in logistics operations.”

by

Kamil Wojtczuk

2011



Summary of dissertation

This dissertation comprises five chapters and three appendixes. The dissertation starts with an introduction where all research objectives are placed.

In the first chapter the methodology is placed. It explains all the research methods and limitations. It also provides information of how data was collected.

The second chapter revises the literature. There are seven parts of the chapter; the first one defines costs and describes their nature, the second part provides necessary definitions related to dangerous goods and general supply chains, the third section explains logistics in general and compares logistics operations of dangerous and commercial goods, the forth part analyses strategies of the supply chains, the fifth section concerns material flow in the supply chains, the sixth part describes players in the logistics system, and the seventh describes reverse logistics.

The third chapter revises law regulations of dangerous goods supply chain and the commercial chain. The regulations are investigated basing on the case of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) industry in Poland. There are five parts of this chapter. The first section describes dangerous goods regulations in general. The following two sections compare transport regulations of dangerous and commercial goods. The fourth part compares warehousing regulations of LPG and beer industries in Poland. The chapter ends with a summary of law regulations concerning material handling.

The fourth chapter describes the model of costs that make dangerous goods supply chain different from commercial supply chain.

The fifth chapter analyses all topics covered in this dissertation.

And finally, the whole dissertation is concluded.

The first appendix provides an example of a form for multimodal transport of dangerous goods.

The second appendix comprises of initial questions for the interviews done in LPG organizations.

The third appendix provides information gained from six interviews done in Polish organisations from LPG industry.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Depositing User: EP, Services
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2014 09:50
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2016 08:05
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/25400

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