Ottemöller, Ole and Hanno Friedrich (2017)

Implications for Freight Transport Demand Modelling from Interdisciplinary Research: Developing a Concept for Modelling Freight Transport Within Supply Networks of the Automotive Industry

in: Abele, Eberhard, Manfred Boltze and Hans-Christian Pfohl (ed.): Dynamic and Seamless Integration of Production, Logistics and Traffic: Fundamentals of Interdisciplinary Decision Support, Springer International Publishing: Cham, (2017), 185-207.

Copy reference link   DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-41097-5_10

Abstract: The freight transport system is a major determinant for the competitiveness of logistics and production activities. On the other hand, logistics and production shape freight transport demand. Therefore, freight transport demand models are needed that can capture the influence and requirements of ongoing trends in production and logistics. In this chapter, the German automotive industry is used as an example of how certain trends might influence the development of freight transport demand. Here, the impact of changes in the supply chain structure on freight transport demand is emphasised. Furthermore, data sources available on the sectoral level are discussed. Based on the insights into ongoing trends, available data and sectoral characteristics, a concept for a sectoral freight transport model for the German automotive industry is developed.

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