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.

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.

Additional Information

Doctor of Business Administration

Item type Thesis (Other Degree thesis)
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/28805
Subjects Current > FOR Classification > 1507 Transportation and Freight Services
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > College of Business
Keywords logistics, supply chain operations, newsagents, newspapers, distribution chains, supply chains, supply chain management, Thailand
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