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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.

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Abstract

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)
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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
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2015 06:53
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2015 06:53
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/28805
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