Influence of non-price and environmental sustainability factors on truckload procurement process

Basu, R Jothi, Subramanian, Nachiappan, Gunasekaran, Angappa and Palaniappan, P L K (2016) Influence of non-price and environmental sustainability factors on truckload procurement process. Annals of Operations Research. pp. 1-26. ISSN 0254-5330

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Abstract

In practice, manufacturers select their logistics service providers mainly based on total procurement cost. In addition to this, they will also consider allied services such as cargo insurance, electronic documentation, even though practitioners emphasize importance of other factors such as on time delivery and carbon emissions. This study proposes sustainable decision model which includes various non-price and environmental sustainability factors and analyzes their influences in allocating typical routes to the carriers, while establishing a truck load contract. Multiple case studies are carried out in automotive and logistics companies to prioritize factors using Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP). Factor prioritization is used to formulate carrier assignment problem as a multiple objective optimization model using the influencing factors identified and applies a heuristic methodology to derive the near-optimal solution. This study reveals that carbon footprint, route optimization and on time delivery will have huge impact on procurement decision.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Sustainability, Full truck load, Procurement, Analytic hierarchy process, Non price factors
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Business and Management
Depositing User: Nachiappan Subramanian
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2016 12:54
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 12:54
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/64654
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