Trade‐offs among logistics cost and service elements often make transport selection analysis difficult, especially when demand is uncertain and carriers offer different rates and services. The spreadsheet environment offers a powerful, manager‐friendly medium for analysing these trade‐offs. This microcomputer application exploits some of the recent advances in spreadsheet technology to provide transport buyers with a tool for evaluating such complex logistical trade‐offs. This tool demonstrates how the emerging spreadsheet technology makes it relatively easy to develop a computer‐based model that can capture a rich level of detail that is beyond the scope of the current transport selection models using analytical approaches.
Tyworth, J.E. (1991), "Transport Selection: Computer Modelling in a Spreadsheet Environment", International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, Vol. 21 No. 7, pp. 28-36. https://doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000000396
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