Proximity matters : synergies through co-location of logisitics establishments

F.P. Heuvel, van den, P.W. Langen, de, K.H. Donselaar, van, J.C. Fransoo

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Although anecdotal evidence suggests that co-location of logistics establishments can bring about several benefits for the co-located logistics firms. These benefits have not been widely researched. This article seeks to contribute to an understanding of the spatial concentration of logistics establishments by empirically analysing the synergies they achieve through co-location. A survey of managers of 507 logistics establishments in the south of the Netherlands tested for differences in behaviour and circumstances between co-located and non-co-located establishments. The results show that synergies arise through co-location of logistics establishments: co-located logistics establishments more often combine transport capacity, have better availability of truck drivers, are better accessible, have better availability of repair and maintenance facilities, and have better expansion opportunities than do non-co-located logistics establishments. This means that regional aspects can be important variables in the location decisions of logistics firms.
TaalEngels
Pagina's377-395
Aantal pagina's19
TijdschriftInternational Journal of Logistics Research and Applications
Volume17
Nummer van het tijdschrift5
DOI's
StatusGepubliceerd - 2014

Vingerafdruk

Logistics
Truck drivers
Availability
Proximity
Synergy
Co-location
Managers
Repair

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Proximity matters : synergies through co-location of logisitics establishments. / Heuvel, van den, F.P.; Langen, de, P.W.; Donselaar, van, K.H.; Fransoo, J.C.

In: International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications, Vol. 17, Nr. 5, 2014, blz. 377-395.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

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