Conclusions and future research

  • Xin Wang
Part of the Produktion und Logistik book series (PL)


In this thesis, the operational transportation planning of modern freight forwarding companies is studied. The motivation of this study is that the forwarders are confronted with increasing pressure to increase their operational efficiency of request fulfillment while the internal cost-saving potential is almost exhausted. A further cost reduction can be realized by taking advantage of the synergy effect embedded in cooperation with other forwarders. The extended spectrum of options for request fulfillment offered by cooperation results in more complicated optimization problems in the operational transportation planning. The purpose of the research in this thesis is to develop efficient solution approaches that can help forwarders master the high complexity of these planning problems in the new situation.


Coalition Member Common Carrier Complicated Optimization Problem Freight Charge Request Exchange 
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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Lehrstuhl für Logistik FB7 WirtschaftswissenschaftUniversität BremenBremenGermany

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