Enhancing Security through Efficiency Focus – Insights from a Multiple Stakeholder Pilot Implementation
Journal article, 2012

Efficiency and security are often regarded as opposing factors in transport operations, with increased security causing decreased effi- ciency. The use of information technology holds the promise of enabling improved efficiency in freight transport operations and this article suggests and elaborates on the proposition that ‘‘An increased focus on efficiency will result in improved security for carrier operations.’’ The research for this article involved a literature review, the collection of empirical data through one in-depth case study and elaboration on a proposition through a field pilot implementation. The selected focus was carrier operations in connection with port terminals carrying out RoRo operations on trailers. The article explores and describes how measures to increase efficiency result in increased security.

security information technology





Henrik Sternberg

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Logistics & Transportation

Camilla Nyquist

Fredrik Nilsson

Lund University

Journal of Business Logistics

0735-3766 (ISSN) 2158-1592 (eISSN)

Vol. 33 1 63-72

Subject Categories

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Other Mechanical Engineering

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology




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