A strategic approach to improve sustainability in transportation service procurement

Jothi Basu, R. and Bai, Ruibin and Palaniappan, PL.K. (2015) A strategic approach to improve sustainability in transportation service procurement. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 74 . pp. 152-168. ISSN 1366-5545

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Abstract

This paper focuses on the procurement of full truck-load transportation service with the view to ensuring sustainability in transport logistics. The carrier assignment problem (CAP) involved in truck load contract auction is studied using a complete enumeration method and heuristic approach. Performance of both methods is compared in terms of solution quality and computational time based on the results of sample problems considered. Also, the impact of combinatorial bidding on reducing empty haul in real world case is analyzed and environmental sustainability is achieved through reduction in carbon foot print.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Carrier assignment problem; Combinatorial bidding; Sustainable transportation; Full truck-load transportation
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham Ningbo China > Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Computer Science
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tre.2014.10.015
Depositing User: LIN, Zhiren
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2017 15:55
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2018 08:40
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/47738

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