Improvements in the performance of a freight transport system can be achieved either through technological innovation or by using advanced planning tools. This volume includes contributions on planning which cover the following topics: - analysis of current trends in developed countries, - demand analysis and forecasting, - flows simulation and prediction, - shipment and delivery problems, - regulation problems, - investment evaluation. Papers consider such applications as warehouse location, crude oil transportation, newspaper distribution, the trucking industry, rail planning and seaport systems. Transport issues in North America and Italy are described and compared. The papers in this volume are revised versions of contributions to the International Seminar on Freight Transport Planning and Logistics held in Bressanone, Italy, in July 1987.
Current Trends and Perspectives on Freight Transport in North America.- The Matching of Transport Demand with Supply in Italy.- Using Input-Output to Forecast Freight Transport Demand.- Mode Choice: a Total Distribution Cost Approach.- The Prediction of Multicommodity Freight Flows: a Multiproduct Multimode Model and a Solution Algorithm.- Estimation of Interregional Freight Flows Using Input/Output Analysis.- Mathematical Models in Logistic System Design.- Analyzing Production-Logistics Interactions.- A Methodology for Warehouse Location and Distribution Systems Planning.- Minimizing Costs in Crude Oil Transportation.- Delivery Problems in Metropolitan Areas. Optimizing the Distribution of a Daily Newspaper: an Application to the Turin Daily "La Stampa".- Goods Transport in Urban Areas: a Comparison between the United States and Italy.- Issues and Models for Planning and Regulating Freight Transport Systems.- Analysis of Regulation Effects in the Trucking Industry: a Technological Approach.- Evaluating the Economic Impact of Transportation Investment: an Input-Output Approach.- Rail Tactical Planning: Issues, Models and Tools.- Motor-Carriers Operations Planning Models: a State of the Art.- Seaport Systems Strategic Planning.
Series: Lecture Notes in Economic and Mathematical Systems
Number Of Pages: 570
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 24.41 x 16.99
Weight (kg): 0.92