Operative Transportation Planning

Solutions in Consumer Goods Supply Chains

  • Thorben Seiler

Part of the Contributions to Management Science book series (MANAGEMENT SC.)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
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    Pages 1-6
  3. Thorben Seiler
    Pages 95-123
  4. Thorben Seiler
    Pages 125-164
  5. Thorben Seiler
    Pages 165-168
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 169-220

About this book


Transportation management in today’s consumer goods industry can be characterized by a high proportion of outsourced transportation services. Due to rising freight costs consumer goods manufacturers are seeking opportunities to increase the efficiency of their transportation network. This book presents an operational transportation planning problem typical of the consumer goods industry focusing on a network of suppliers, production facilities and warehouses. With respect to the large share of outsourcing in these networks a detailed analysis of freight costs based on contractual agreements is provided. From this analysis a number of opportunities for efficiency gains are identified and consolidated in an operative transportation planning problem that is numerically investigated. Furthermore, an overview of processes and organizational requirements in transportation management is given with special focus on the integration of existing commercial Transportation Management Systems (TMS).


Freight consolidation Freight costs Transport optimzation Transportation Management Systems

Authors and affiliations

  • Thorben Seiler
    • 1
  1. 1.BerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Physica, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7908-2791-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7908-2792-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1941
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