Analysis and classification of logistics centres in global supply networks

Jenni Eckhardt, J. Rantala

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible
    Event16th Annual Logistics Research Network Conference, LNR 2011 - Southampton, United Kingdom
    Duration: 7 Sep 20119 Sep 2011

    Conference

    Conference16th Annual Logistics Research Network Conference, LNR 2011
    Abbreviated titleLNR 2011
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    CitySouthampton
    Period7/09/119/09/11

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    Logistics
    Supply network
    Location decision
    Finland
    Stakeholders
    Authority
    Level of service
    Decision making
    Location factors
    Planning
    Research methods

    Keywords

    • logistics centre
    • global supply chain
    • location decision-making

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    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.
    Eckhardt, Jenni ; Rantala, J. / Analysis and classification of logistics centres in global supply networks. Paper presented at 16th Annual Logistics Research Network Conference, LNR 2011, Southampton, United Kingdom.
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    Eckhardt J, Rantala J. Analysis and classification of logistics centres in global supply networks. 2011. Paper presented at 16th Annual Logistics Research Network Conference, LNR 2011, Southampton, United Kingdom.