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Author Liu, W. ♦ Xu, H. ♦ Zhao, X.
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Content type Text
Publisher Vilnius Gedinimas Technical University
File Format HTM / HTML
Date Created 2009-06-25
Copyright Year ©2009
Language English
Subject Domain (in LCC) TA1001-1280
Subject Keyword Agile service ♦ Container terminal ♦ Civil engineering ♦ Performance evaluation ♦ Engineering ♦ Technology ♦ Organizational structure ♦ Transportation engineering
Abstract Agility is regarded as one of the core capabilities and the developing trend of supply chains and their enterprises. Along with the development of economical globalization, supply chain management and containerization as well as container ports as a part of supply chain take more roles like logistics or distribution centers. Under this background, the container terminal should have superior response and develop agility. The main goal of this paper is to emphasize and illustrate the importance and imminence of implementing agility in container terminals. To achieve this goal, the analysis of the economies of scale in the container terminal is presented. In this paper, however, more attention will be paid to agile service oriented shipping companies. The concept and characters of agile service in the container terminal is illustrated. The paper also focuses on the agile organizational structure of the container terminal. Finally, the fuzzy quality synthetic evaluation method is given to evaluate the performance level of agile service in container terminal oriented shipping companies.
ISSN 16484142
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2009-06-01
e-ISSN 16483480
Journal Transport
Volume Number 24
Issue Number 2
Page Count 11
Starting Page 143
Ending Page 153


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