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Competitive Positioning of Ports based on Total Landed Costs of Supply Chains

Abstract Nowadays ports play a critic role in the supply chains of contemporary companies and global commerce. Since the ports' operational effectiveness is critical on the development of competitive supply chains, their contribution to regional economies is essential. With the globalization of markets, the traffic of containers flowing through the different ports has increased significantly in the last decades. In order to attract additional container traffic and improve their comparative advantages over the competition, ports serving same hinterlands explore ways to improve their operations to become more attractive to shippers. This research explores the hypothesis that lowering the variability of the service time observed in the handling of ... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Meneses Preciado, Cesar Vladimir (Author) / Villalobos, Jesus R (Advisor) / Gel, Esma S (Committee member) / Maltz, Arnold B (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Industrial Engineering / Management / Lead Time Variability / Port Competitiveness / Supply Chain / Total Landed Costs / Transportation
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 148 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Industrial Engineering 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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