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A conceptual framework to understand retailers’ logistics and transport organization – illustrated for groceries’ goods movements in France and Germany

Blanquart, Corinne and Seidel, Saskia and Lenz, Barbara (2014) A conceptual framework to understand retailers’ logistics and transport organization – illustrated for groceries’ goods movements in France and Germany. In: 93rd Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board. TRB 2014 - Transportation research Board 93th Annual Meeting, 12.-16. Jan. 2014, Washington D.C., USA.

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Abstract

The article proposes a conceptual framework for analyzing the key drivers for retailers’ transport demand more systematically. Certainly, a better understanding of the reasons behind the growth in transport demand is crucial in formulating effective measures to manage and reduce emissions. Regarding to retailer-led supply chains, analyzing the retailers’ transport demand and its key drivers seems to be indispensable. This issue is even more important on an urban scale as retailers have a high share of urban freight transport. The authors’ main assumption is that retailers’ transport strategies are dependent to non-transport-related context, both internally to the non-transport strategies and also externally to the company’s environment. A classification of the context in three layers is suggested: • The macro-context represents retailers’ upstream context which includes the competitive and regulatory framework of retail industry, as well as consumers’ consumption patterns. • The meso context refers to the retailer’s sectorial dynamic. It includes aspects such as the vertical integration of wholesale stage or new relationships with suppliers e.g. through the development of own-brand products • The micro context is related to the strategy of the individual retailer and encompasses economic strategies (type of retail format, marketing area etc.). Furthermore, the paper illustrates the chains of interdependencies between different layers of context and their consequences for logistics and transport organization, using the example of food retailers in France and Germany. As one result, the influence of retailers’ sales related strategies on logistics and transport can be demonstrated.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/87811/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Title:A conceptual framework to understand retailers’ logistics and transport organization – illustrated for groceries’ goods movements in France and Germany
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Blanquart, CorinneIFSTTARUNSPECIFIED
Seidel, SaskiaDLR, VFUNSPECIFIED
Lenz, BarbaraDLR, VFUNSPECIFIED
Date:2014
Journal or Publication Title:93rd Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:food retail, retail strategy, logistics and transport
Event Title:TRB 2014 - Transportation research Board 93th Annual Meeting
Event Location:Washington D.C., USA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:12.-16. Jan. 2014
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Transport System
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V VS - Verkehrssystem
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - Verkehrsentwicklung und Umwelt II (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Transport Research
Institute of Transport Research > Commercial Transport
Deposited By: Seidel, Saskia
Deposited On:23 Jan 2014 08:54
Last Modified:13 Sep 2017 21:56

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