Collaboration in multi-tier supply chains for reducing empty running: a case study in the UK retail sector

Melissa Venegas Vallejos, Aristides Matopoulos, Andrew Greasley

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Abstract

This research aims to explore ways to improve transport efficiency in retail multi-tier supply chains by integrating raw material sourcing of suppliers into the transport network. The performance of the proposed scenario is assessed using a discrete-event simulation (DES) model that includes the additional pick-up and drop-off points of an extended transport network. The results suggest an improvement in the transport network efficiency, evidenced in the reduction of empty running levels and costs. This study supports the idea that the integration of raw material sourcing of suppliers into a retailer's transport network can bring significant benefits.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Logistics
Early online date26 Aug 2020
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 26 Aug 2020

Bibliographical note

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications on 26 Aug 2020, available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/13675567.2020.1812054

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