Centrality in Strategic Transportation Network Design

An application to less-than-truckload networks

  • Anne┬áLange

Part of the Edition KWV book series (EKWV)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Anne Lange
    Pages 53-94
  3. Anne Lange
    Pages 95-118
  4. Anne Lange
    Pages 153-192
  5. Anne Lange
    Pages 193-197
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 199-237

About this book


Efficient and effective transportation networks are backbones to modern societies. Methodologically, their design has mainly been driven by optimization approaches oftentimes with a strong cost focus. Their strategic planning, however, should go beyond detailed cost analysis and identify other key decision drivers.

Transportation network centrality describes the appearance of a network; hence is crucial for network design. Anne Paul develops a strategic approach to transportation network design by conceptualizing transportation network centrality and relating it to the performance and quality of transportation networks. Consequently, the concept of network centrality serves to support decisions in strategic network design. A practical implementation of this approach is provided, demonstrating its feasibility. 

Potential readers include scholars and practitioners from logistics, supply chain management, and operational research with an interest in strategic transportation network design.


Strategic Transportation Network Design less-than-truckload networks supply chain management logistics

Authors and affiliations

  • Anne┬áLange
    • 1
  1. 1.WiesbadenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer Gabler, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-658-24240-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-658-24241-1
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