Modeling Local Service Reliabilities for the Parcel Distribution System

Hyunwoo Lim (Graduate School of Logstics, Inha University, 253 Yonghyun-dong, Namgu, Incheon, Korea) *

Journal of International Logistics and Trade

ISSN: 1738-2122

Article publication date: 30 June 2011

Issue publication date: 30 June 2011

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Abstract

Demand for express parcel delivery has been greatly increasing in South Korea due to the growth of B2C e-commerce activities. It is imperative that parcel carriers have good insights into the performance of their distribution networks with different levels of demand and plan ahead for the adaptations in order to be able to meet future changes in demand. This paper proposes a framework to evaluate the likelihood of parcels arriving on-time to their destinations (local service reliability) with a strong focus being placed on their spatial distribution. The resulting maps of local service reliability allow us to identify specific locales that would suffer the most from a capacity overflow in the networking system, thus pointing to areas that need immediate attention. Furthermore, this paper attempts to identify potential factors which could affect the spatial variation of local service reliability.

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Citation

Lim, H. (2011), "Modeling Local Service Reliabilities for the Parcel Distribution System", Journal of International Logistics and Trade, Vol. 9 No. 1, pp. 71-87. https://doi.org/10.24006/jilt.2011.9.1.71

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Emerald Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2011 Jungseok Research Institute of International Logistics and Trade

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*Professor, Graduate School of Logstics, Inha University, 253 Yonghyun-dong, Namgu, Incheon, Korea 402-751. Tel: +82-32-860-9234, Fax: +82-3-5841-8506, E-mail:

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