Quantifying the performance improvement potential of Foliated Transportation Networks
Journal article, 2011
The purpose of this paper is to quantify the performance improvement potential of foliated transportation networks (FTN) compared to a traditional direct shipment network (DS) with respect to key performance indicators (KPI). The network models are evaluated through discrete event simulation. Input data and parameters have been drawn from a case company. The concept of FTN is shown to reduce the negative environmental impact of a transportation network through its implementation. This is the first study that quantifies the potential of FTN. Furthermore, the study is based on empirical data.
Transportation network performance evaluation
Discrete event simulation
Hub and spoke
Mixed model transportation