Logistics is the management function responsible for the flow of materials through the supply chain. Freight transport typically accounts for a third of total logistics costs and is a major determinant of the quality of a distribution service. This comprehensive and integrated collection includes a wide range of previously published articles from logistics management, operations research and economics journals, as well as the mainstream transport literature. the volume is divided into 13 sections covering the full spectrum of research in the field, including the modelling of freight flows, just-in-time delivery, modal split, vehicle routing and utilisation, the environmental impact of freight transport operations, city logistics and telematics and the deregulation of freight markets.Running costs, incurred when a vehicle is operating include fuel, tyres, maintenance and lubricants, and total operating ... between the percentage of vehicle time spent operating in congested conditions and vehicle costs per km ( Table 6).
|Author||:||Alan C. McKinnon, Kenneth John Button, Peter Nijkamp|
|Publisher||:||Edward Elgar Pub - 2002-01-01|