The tactical organization of resources is a vital component to any industry in modern society. Effectively managing the flow of materials through various networks ensures that the requirements of customers are met. Sustainable Logistics and Strategic Transportation Planning is a pivotal reference source for the latest research on the management of logistics through the lens of sustainability, as well as for emerging procedures that are particularly critical to the transportation sector. Highlighting international perspectives, conceptual frameworks, and targeted investigations, this book is ideally designed for policy makers, professionals, researchers, and upper-level students interested in logistics and transport systems.
This text is intended to help students understand both the fundamental role and importance of transportation in companies and in our society, and the complex environment in which transportation service is provided today. The authors take a managerial approach to teaching transportation concepts and issues, providing students the tools to adapt to this fast-paced and rapidly changing industry. [In this book], the role and importance of transportation in the supply chain management and the economy are explored along with an overview of transportation regulation and public policy. [Next, the book] addresses the traditional modes of transportation including special carriers and global transportation. [Finally, it] discusses transportation management from both the shipper and carrier perspective.
The findings are presented of two successful conferences which formed the foundation of a unique process of federal rule-making, and the underlying process that culminated in the conferences is discussed. The availability of new funds for urban mass transportation in 1974 raised complex questions of equitable resource allocation. Reaching answers to these questions involved the developing of consensus on a series of compromise solutions that would best reconcile the competing demands of different claimants. The first conference in February 1975 reached agreement on five principles which dealt with regional multimodal strategy, incremental planning, managing of the existing system, framework ...
This synthesis will be of interest to administrators, fiscal officers, and programming and planning officials in large highway transportation organizations, as well as legislators and others interested in the planning and programming of highway transportation capital improvement projects. Information is presented on strategies related to project selection and budgeting for recapitalizing highway transportation systems. There is increasing pressure on state transportation organizations to be more productive with existing resources. This report of the Transportation Research Board describes processes for planning and implementing highway capital improvements. General frameworks for this process are discussed along with specific examples of how it is done by several states. Observations on the state of the practice are given along with some information on possible future trends.