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Performance evaluation of swedish urban freight transport with an actor’s perspective

Barkfors, Johan and Nguyen, Joakim (2016) MIO920
Production Management
Abstract
Problem definition Freight transports are necessary to supply urban areas with
goods. The complexity of urban freight transports is affected
by growing cities that increases the demand for goods and
the competition of city space, globalization which is altering
the extent and complexity of supply chains, and technology
innovations which have introduced new data collection
methods. Policy makers of Swedish urban freight transport
have to address the increased complexity, as well as account
for increased demand for environmental sustainability.
Purpose To analyse urban freight transport with the purpose to
investigate how performance indicators can be used to attain
long-lasting effects on policy measures that aligns with
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Problem definition Freight transports are necessary to supply urban areas with
goods. The complexity of urban freight transports is affected
by growing cities that increases the demand for goods and
the competition of city space, globalization which is altering
the extent and complexity of supply chains, and technology
innovations which have introduced new data collection
methods. Policy makers of Swedish urban freight transport
have to address the increased complexity, as well as account
for increased demand for environmental sustainability.
Purpose To analyse urban freight transport with the purpose to
investigate how performance indicators can be used to attain
long-lasting effects on policy measures that aligns with
strategies for sustainable urban freight transport.
Methodology This thesis aims to be descriptive and explanatory. First the
thesis will investigate the context of urban freight transport,
then the thesis will attempt to establish the linkages between
the measures to satisfy the objectives of urban freight
transport and performance measurement. The research
approach of this thesis primarily is inductive, since the thesis
aims to describe the context of data collection and
performance measurement in urban freight transport.
Additionally an abductive reasoning have been applied, with
a set of observations from workshops, interviews and
theoretical frameworks.
Conclusion It was recognized that liveability, environmental
sustainability, and mobility factors are emphasised by
logistics experts in their visions for Swedish urban freight
transport. The key stakeholders were identified to have
distinctive success factors, the most important ones being
reliability, accessibility, and environmental sustainability.
Also, the most influential conflicts of Swedish urban freight
transport are between: (1) Reliability and Environmental
sustainability factors, and (2) Safety and Accessibility
factors. (Less)
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author
Barkfors, Johan and Nguyen, Joakim
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MIO920
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M1 - University Diploma
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keywords
Sustainable logistics, Urban freight transport, Performance measurement, Scenario planning, Strategy map
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16/5550
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English
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8892361
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  abstract     = {Problem definition Freight transports are necessary to supply urban areas with
goods. The complexity of urban freight transports is affected
by growing cities that increases the demand for goods and
the competition of city space, globalization which is altering
the extent and complexity of supply chains, and technology
innovations which have introduced new data collection
methods. Policy makers of Swedish urban freight transport
have to address the increased complexity, as well as account
for increased demand for environmental sustainability.
Purpose To analyse urban freight transport with the purpose to
investigate how performance indicators can be used to attain
long-lasting effects on policy measures that aligns with
strategies for sustainable urban freight transport.
Methodology This thesis aims to be descriptive and explanatory. First the
thesis will investigate the context of urban freight transport,
then the thesis will attempt to establish the linkages between
the measures to satisfy the objectives of urban freight
transport and performance measurement. The research
approach of this thesis primarily is inductive, since the thesis
aims to describe the context of data collection and
performance measurement in urban freight transport.
Additionally an abductive reasoning have been applied, with
a set of observations from workshops, interviews and
theoretical frameworks.
Conclusion It was recognized that liveability, environmental
sustainability, and mobility factors are emphasised by
logistics experts in their visions for Swedish urban freight
transport. The key stakeholders were identified to have
distinctive success factors, the most important ones being
reliability, accessibility, and environmental sustainability.
Also, the most influential conflicts of Swedish urban freight
transport are between: (1) Reliability and Environmental
sustainability factors, and (2) Safety and Accessibility
factors.},
  author       = {Barkfors, Johan and Nguyen, Joakim},
  keyword      = {Sustainable logistics,Urban freight transport,Performance measurement,Scenario planning,Strategy map},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Performance evaluation of swedish urban freight transport with an actor’s perspective},
  year         = {2016},
}