Transport in supply networks
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2022

Purpose The purpose of the paper is to analyse how transport activities are embedded in supply chains and networks.
Design/methodology/approach The paper is empirically grounded in a single case study that describes and analyses a supply chain of a particular product, Geocloth, focussing on how transport activities are organised in the supply network.
Findings The paper concludes that transport activities are embedded in two related settings - the supply chain setting and the transport network setting - with implications for how adjustments can be made to increase transport performance. Furthermore, the paper shows how transport performance can be analysed as a function of how business relationships are connected vertically (i.e. how transport activities are sequentially connected within supply chains) and horizontally (i.e. how transport activities are connected across supply chains with regard to joint resource use).
Originality/value The paper contributes to the understanding of how transport is integrated in supply networks by focussing on the connections between business relationships in supply chains and by pointing to how transport activities are embedded both in supply chain settings and in transport network settings.






Supply chain



Victor Eriksson

Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet

Anna Dubois

Chalmers, Teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Supply and Operations Management

Kajsa Hulthén

Chalmers, Teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Supply and Operations Management

International Journal of Logistics Management

0957-4093 (ISSN) 1758-6550 (eISSN)

Vol. 33 5 85-106


Transportteknik och logistik




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