A systemic model for the interdependencies between logistics strategy and transportation movements

Gerald Aschauer

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This papers purpose is to describe how logistics strategy, transportation and environmental impacts do interrelate with each other. The logistics strategy developed by a company has huge effects on the operative logistical level of the company and deeply interrelates with transportation decisions as transport mode, frequency, utilization etc. are affected. The definition of a logistics strategy is essential for gaining advantages and being able to differentiate from competitors in the market. Therefore it is this papers objective to present a new approach based on a causal loop diagram trying to picture and model the interrelationships between logistics, transportation and the environment from a systemic point of view with the overall goal of higher transport efficiency and shifts within modal split from truck to other modes of transport for a sustainable and environmental friendly movement of goods.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Logistics and Transport
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2012


  • logistics strategy
  • transportation
  • system dynamics

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