Variety in freight transport service procurement approaches
Journal article, 2017

Freight transport is featured by complexity owing to interdependences within supply networks. The aim of this paper is to explore the variety in freight transport service procurement approaches and how these impact on vehicle utilization. The paper relies empirically on a case study featuring different conditions for, and approaches to, transport services from the perspectives of buyers and suppliers of transport services. Three particular dimensions are identified; (1) the nature of the transport needs, (2) the buying firms share of and influence on the utilization of vehicles, and (3) the division of labor with regard to how the firms handle their needs for transport services. The paper concludes that the variety of transport service procurement approaches impacts heavily on the conditions for vehicle utilization.

transport service procurement

interaction

supply network context

transport service triads

buyer-supplier relationships

Author

Klas Hedvall

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management

Anna Dubois

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management

Frida Lind

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management

Transportation Research Procedia

23521457 (ISSN) 23521465 (eISSN)

Vol. 25 806-823

Efficient Maintenance for Sustaninable Transport Solutions (EMATS)

Volvo Group, 2016-01-01 -- 2016-12-31.

VINNOVA, 2015-04-01 -- 2018-03-31.

Subject Categories

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Areas of Advance

Transport

DOI

10.1016/j.trpro.2017.05.459

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1/14/2019