Transportation: The Backbone of Logistics
After reading the chapter, the students should be able to understand:
- Transportation modes and mix decision
- Factors influencing transportation cost
- Transportation network and route planning
- Containerization and its role in logistics
Transportation is an indicator which measures the economic, social and commercial progress of a country. It has transformed the entire world into one organization and greatly contributed to the evolution of civilization. Transportation is the most visible element of logistics operation. It has a significant share in overall logistical cost of the firm and needs a great ...