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Supply Chain Management: Text and Cases, 2nd Edition by Janat Shah

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5

Transportation

Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, you will be able to answer the following questions:

  • What are the key transportation-related decisions made by a firm?
  • What are the main drivers of transportation decisions within a firm?
  • How do firms choose the optimum transportation mode mix?
  • What are main transportation strategies used by firms? How to choose the optimum transportation strategy?
  • How important are transportation-related decisions for e-retailers?

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