The purpose of this paper is to describe the role and the location decision-making of logistics centres in global supply networks in today's ever increasing investments in logistics infrastructure. The research is based on a project conducted in Finland in 2010-2011 using the literature, a statistical survey and analyses of interviews with stakeholders involved in the development of logistics centres as research methods. The main finding is that the location of a logistics centre is mainly market based, although the authorities have a certain role in this process. The influence of a new port was also found to be a significant location factor. This paper presents a new approach to the classification of logistics centres in terms of service level, extent, planning approach and location related to global logistics networks.
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|MoE publication type||Not Eligible|
|Event||16th Annual Logistics Research Network Conference, LNR 2011 - Southampton, United Kingdom|
Duration: 7 Sep 2011 → 9 Sep 2011
|Conference||16th Annual Logistics Research Network Conference, LNR 2011|
|Abbreviated title||LNR 2011|
|Period||7/09/11 → 9/09/11|
- logistics centre
- global supply chain
- location decision-making
Eckhardt, J., & Rantala, J. (2011). Analysis and classification of logistics centres in global supply networks. Paper presented at 16th Annual Logistics Research Network Conference, LNR 2011, Southampton, United Kingdom.