Analysis and classification of logistics centres in global supply networks

Jenni Eckhardt, J. Rantala

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference articleScientific

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

Fingerprint

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

Cite this

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.
@conference{05581a98b0314c0e8598bd02bc4bea9c,
title = "Analysis and classification of logistics centres in global supply networks",
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.",
keywords = "logistics centre, global supply chain, location decision-making",
author = "Jenni Eckhardt and J. Rantala",
year = "2011",
language = "English",
note = "16th Annual Logistics Research Network Conference, LNR 2011, LNR 2011 ; Conference date: 07-09-2011 Through 09-09-2011",

}

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, 7/09/11 - 9/09/11, .

Analysis and classification of logistics centres in global supply networks. / Eckhardt, Jenni; Rantala, J.

2011. Paper presented at 16th Annual Logistics Research Network Conference, LNR 2011, Southampton, United Kingdom.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference articleScientific

TY - CONF

T1 - Analysis and classification of logistics centres in global supply networks

AU - Eckhardt, Jenni

AU - Rantala, J.

PY - 2011

Y1 - 2011

N2 - 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.

AB - 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.

KW - logistics centre

KW - global supply chain

KW - location decision-making

M3 - Conference article

ER -

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.