Innovation in European Freight Transportation [electronic resource] : Basics, Methodology and Case Studies for the European Markets / by Eva Savelsberg.Material type: TextLanguage: English Series: RWTHedition: Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2008Description: XII, 252 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783540773030Subject(s): Engineering | Operations research | Engineering economy | Civil engineering | Business logistics | Engineering | Engineering Economics, Organization, Logistics, Marketing | Production/Logistics | Automotive and Aerospace Engineering, Traffic | Operations Research, Mathematical Programming | Civil Engineering | Operations Research/Decision TheoryAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 658.5 LOC classification: TA177.4-185Online resources: Click here to access online
Significant Aspects of the Land-Based Long-Distance Freight Market -- Systemic, Migration Oriented Method of Innovation Management -- Detailed Presentation of Supportive Tools -- Case studies – Part I: Innovative Technologies in European Freight Transport -- Case studies – Part II: Innovations to Improve the Intermodal Transport Chain -- Case studies – Part III: Logistic Service Innovations -- Conclusions and Perspectives.
Serious problems and risks can be observed in European freight transportation development. However, the transport and logistics sector shows a lack of tradition in utilising systematic innovation management to overcome these problems. Hence, this volume puts forward a specific and comprehensive Systemic Migration-Oriented Innovation Management Method. Within the scope of this research, seven case studies of European freight transport innovations have been conducted using this method. They offer a broad, comprehensive and up-to-date view concerning different carriers, degrees of automation, and corridors across Europe. These case studies demonstrate how implementations of innovations may be performed successfully.