Logistic Efficiency Through Horizontal Cooperation

The Case of Flemish Road Transportation Companies

F.C.A.M. Cruijssen, W. Dullaert, T. Joro

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Abstract

This paper describes a practical application of Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) to the Flemish road transportation sector.The efficiency of 82 road transportation companies responding to a large-scale survey focused on horizontal cooperation is evaluated, based on two inputs and two outputs.Various DEA models are used to identify differences between subgroups of respondents.The results demonstrate that, in general, Flemish road transportation companies operate at unacceptably low efficiency levels.Given the findings that the median company is operating on too small a scale one apparent remedy would be a dramatic increase in market concentration through mergers and acquisitions
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationTilburg
PublisherOperations research
Number of pages22
Volume2006-14
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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NameCentER Discussion Paper
Volume2006-14

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Logistics
Roads
Data envelopment analysis
Remedies
Mergers and acquisitions
Market concentration
Median

Keywords

  • horizontal cooperation
  • road transportaion companies
  • data envelopment analysis

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Cruijssen, F. C. A. M., Dullaert, W., & Joro, T. (2006). Logistic Efficiency Through Horizontal Cooperation: The Case of Flemish Road Transportation Companies. (CentER Discussion Paper; Vol. 2006-14). Tilburg: Operations research.
Cruijssen, F.C.A.M. ; Dullaert, W. ; Joro, T. / Logistic Efficiency Through Horizontal Cooperation : The Case of Flemish Road Transportation Companies. Tilburg : Operations research, 2006. (CentER Discussion Paper).
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Logistic Efficiency Through Horizontal Cooperation : The Case of Flemish Road Transportation Companies. / Cruijssen, F.C.A.M.; Dullaert, W.; Joro, T.

Tilburg : Operations research, 2006. (CentER Discussion Paper; Vol. 2006-14).

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