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A framework for transportation decision making in an integrated supply chain

Theodore P. Stank (Theodore P. Stank is Assistant Professor of Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA. )
Thomas J. Goldsby (Thomas J. Goldsby is Assistant Professor in the Department of Logistics, Operations and Management Information Systems, Iowa State University, Iowa, USA.)

Supply Chain Management

ISSN: 1359-8546

Article publication date: 1 May 2000



There has been little conceptual work that comprehensively examines the changing role of the corporate transportation function in the modern business environment. Successful managers today require a broad view of transportation management’s role and responsibilities in an integrated supply chain. This paper clarifies the major transportation decision areas and introduces a framework that positions corporate transportation management within the overall integrated supply chain environment. The framework portrays initial transportation decisions as strategic, long‐term decisions that focus on the overall supply chain transportation system. Once decisions are understood at this level, the decision‐making scope becomes increasingly tactical in nature, focusing on operations that implement the overall system decisions.



Stank, T.P. and Goldsby, T.J. (2000), "A framework for transportation decision making in an integrated supply chain", Supply Chain Management, Vol. 5 No. 2, pp. 71-78.




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