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Line‐haul optimization of OFLT Inc. A teaching case study

Line‐haul optimization of OFLT Inc. A teaching case study Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to describe a case study which can be used as a teaching exercise. This study aims to support students' and/or practitioners' knowledge on line‐haul optimization techniques and their ability to analyze and solve problems on transportation management. Design/methodology/approach – This paper focuses on transportation management processes of a leading company in the sector, Ohio Freight Lines Transportation Inc., and a consultancy firm, A.C. Consultancy Service Inc. Although it is a real case, the name of the company has been omitted due to confidentiality reasons. However, this should not affect the key messages and learning points. Findings – At the end of the case text, ten questions and their potential answers are also provided as a teaching note. Originality/value – The case study is based on the idea that a firm's efficiency and profitability levels depend on its operational efficiencies. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Advances in Management Research Emerald Publishing

Line‐haul optimization of OFLT Inc. A teaching case study

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2009 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0972-7981
DOI
10.1108/09727980911007217
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to describe a case study which can be used as a teaching exercise. This study aims to support students' and/or practitioners' knowledge on line‐haul optimization techniques and their ability to analyze and solve problems on transportation management. Design/methodology/approach – This paper focuses on transportation management processes of a leading company in the sector, Ohio Freight Lines Transportation Inc., and a consultancy firm, A.C. Consultancy Service Inc. Although it is a real case, the name of the company has been omitted due to confidentiality reasons. However, this should not affect the key messages and learning points. Findings – At the end of the case text, ten questions and their potential answers are also provided as a teaching note. Originality/value – The case study is based on the idea that a firm's efficiency and profitability levels depend on its operational efficiencies.

Journal

Journal of Advances in Management ResearchEmerald Publishing

Published: Aug 28, 2009

Keywords: United States of America; Land transport; Distribution management; Freight forwarding

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