We have all experienced highway congestion and “bumper-to-bumper” traffic, but congestion is a bigger issue for supply chains and transport service providers. Why?
Answer to relevant QuestionsWhat is meant by the concept of derived demand? Why is it so important in the area of transportation for shippers and carriers? Does this concept have application in other area, give some examples? “Improved transportation systems can also have social and political significance.” Explain. You have recently been hired by HOG, Inc. and Mr. Edwards has asked you to develop a set of discussion points that would point out the economic and perhaps, social benefits from a new highway link in central Pennsylvania. Sustainability and the environment have captured the attention of ordinary citizens but also shippers and carriers. What is the nature of the concern? How can shippers and carriers mitigate their impact on the environment? What is meant by the term – supply chain visibility? How can it be used to advantage by shippers and carriers?
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