Analyzing the Volume Flexibility of Transportation Planning in Supply Chains

Hellingrath B, Pfeiffer D


Abstract
While the beneficial impact of supply chain flexibility is generally acknowledged, little research exists to date addressing how an organization can measure and achieve flexibility in its supply chain. Especially the influence of tactical planning methods on supply chain flexibility remains weakly investigated. This paper seeks to enhance the knowledge in this area by the proposition of a concept which allows measuring and analyzing the volume flexibility of transportation planning. In order to accomplish this, we first introduce appropriate quantitative flexibility measures and then follow a scenariobased approach using an example milk-run scenario from the consumer goods industry



Publication type
Conference Paper

Peer reviewed
Yes

Publication status
Published

Year
2011

Conference
Proceedings of the Logistikmanagement (LM) Conference 2011

Venue
Bamberg

Book title
Logistikmanagement: Herausforderungen, Chancen und Lösungen - Band II

Editor
Sucky Eric, Asdecker Björn, Dobhan Alexander, Haas Sabine, Wiese Jonas

Start page
23

End page
40

Pages range
23-40

Volume
4

Title of series
Logistik und Supply Chain Management

Publisher
University of Bamberg Press

Place
Banberg

Language
English

ISSN
2191-2424

ISBN
978-3-86309-023-4