Issues in Collaborative Logistics

Type/nr R27/08
Skrevet av Sophie D’Amours og Mikael Rönnqvist
Collaborative logistics is becoming more important in today’s industry. This is driven by increased environ-mental concerns, improved efficiency through collaborative planning supporting resources sharing and new business models implementation. This paper presents a survey of contributions to the field of collaborative logistics. It first describes current opportunities in collaborative planning. It then discusses main issues related to building the coalition, sharing resources and benefits, as well as issues related to information and decisions technologies. Business cases are described and used to support the discussion around the main issues. Finally, questions are raised, opening new paths for researchers in the field.
Språk Skrevet på engelsk