Modelling Effects Of Logistical Matching Systems On Transport
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D. Taniguchi, T. Yamada & Y. Naka
This paper presents a model for evaluating the effects of logistical matching systems on transport. The logistical matching systems have become popular in the logistics industry The systems provide a market through the Internet for shippers who offer their goods to be carried and fright carriers who offer a space in their trucks to carry goods. These systems are useful to efficiently use the vacant space in the trucks. The model application to a small road network showed that the systems are effective to reduce the freight transport costs as well as the total running times of pickup/delivery trucks.