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Document Type

Article Restricted

Publication Date

5-2013

Journal Title

Research in Transportation Economics

Volume Number

41

Issue Number

1

First Page

3

Last Page

16

Abstract

In this paper an introduction to the principles and methods used in logistics and supply chain management is presented. It begins by a discussion on fundamentals and explains the relevant terms. Next policy and practice associated with logistics and freight services are regarded with a focus on the EU policy for the sector which greatly influences the development of logistics chains and services. Mathematical formulation of typical transport and logistics-related problems is also presented followed by a discussion on the concept of sustainability.

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