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Transport Selection: Computer Modelling in a Spreadsheet Environment

International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management

ISSN: 0960-0035

Article publication date: 1 July 1991

Abstract

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.

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Citation

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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MCB UP Ltd

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