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The Essentials of Supply Chain Management: New Business Concepts and Applications by Hokey Min

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7. Transportation Planning

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”

—Albert Einstein, in a letter to his son Eduard (February 5, 1930)

Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, you should be able to:

• Understand the basic concept of transportation.

• Comprehend the roles of transportation in the national economy and the supply chain.

• Understand the Central Place Theory and its conceptual background.

• Grasp the evolving transportation regulations and regulatory reforms and their impact on transportation practices and supply chain efficiency.

• Understand the rationale behind transportation regulations and deregulations.

• Identify specific carrier management issues.

• Select a right carrier (transportation ...

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