Factors Influencing Sustainable Distribution: a Framework of Co-opetition, Freight Consolidation, and Collaborative Freight Distribution in the Thailand’s Newspaper Industry
Limoubpratum, Chattharn (2015) Factors Influencing Sustainable Distribution: a Framework of Co-opetition, Freight Consolidation, and Collaborative Freight Distribution in the Thailand’s Newspaper Industry. Other Degree thesis, Victoria University.
Sustainability in the Thailand newspaper supply chain is currently affected by ineffective freight distribution practices. Ineffective newspaper distribution yields negative effects due to issues such as half-loaded vehicles, suboptimal routing problems and substantial fuel consumption. Logisticians in the field of freight movement and transportation have argued for ‘sustainable freight distribution’ through a triple bottom line approach. Among the potential solutions, most notable are co-opetition strategy, freight consolidation and collaborative freight distribution. However, neither has received sufficient interest among academic researchers, as the studies on their joint influence on sustainability are limited. Thus, a question arises as to whether sustainability in freight distribution in the newspaper industry can be achieved through co-opetitive relationship, freight consolidation and collaborative freight distribution approaches. This study, therefore, aims to explore whether co-opetition, freight consolidation and collaborative freight distribution have positive impact on sustainable freight distribution.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Other Degree thesis)|
Doctor of Business Administration
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||logistics, supply chain operations, newsagents, newspapers, distribution chains, supply chains, supply chain management, Thailand|
|Subjects:||FOR Classification > 1507 Transportation and Freight Services
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > College of Business
|Date Deposited:||07 Jul 2015 06:53|
|Last Modified:||07 Jul 2015 06:53|
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