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The impact of freight transport capacity limitations on supply chain dynamics

Spiegler, V.L.M., Naim, M.M. (2013) The impact of freight transport capacity limitations on supply chain dynamics. International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications, 17 (1). pp. 64-88. ISSN 1367-5567. E-ISSN 1469-848X. (doi:10.1080/13675567.2013.838012) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:56715)

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Abstract

We investigate how capacity limitations in the transportation system affect the dynamic behaviour of supply chains. We are interested in the more recently defined, 'backlash' effect. Using a system dynamics simulation approach, we replicate the well-known Beer Game supply chain for different transport capacity management scenarios. The results indicate that transport capacity limitations negatively impact on inventory and backlog costs, although there is a positive impact on the 'backlash' effect. We show that it is possible for both backlog and inventory to simultaneous occur, a situation which does not arise with the uncapacitated scenario. A vertical collaborative approach to transport provision is able to overcome such a trade-off. © 2013 © 2013 Taylor & Francis.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/13675567.2013.838012
Uncontrolled keywords: 'backlash' effect, supply chain dynamics, system dynamics simulation, transport capacity, vertical collaboration
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Management Science
Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Centre for Logistics and Heuristic Organisation (CLHO)
Depositing User: Virginia Spiegler
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2016 09:14 UTC
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2019 10:40 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/56715 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Spiegler, V.L.M.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7130-3151
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