Journal of Transportation Management

Articles from Fall

A Comparison of Implementation Issues and Strategies for Radio Frequency Identification Technologies between the U.S. Military and Private Sector Organizations
INTRODUCTION Some civilian business practices, such as the utilization of radio frequency identification (RFID) tags and just-in-time (JIT) inventory, were used for the first time by the United States Army in a major conflict during Operation Iraqi...
From the Editor
It is my pleasure to welcome a new member of the editorial staff, beginning with this issue. Maciek Nowak is our newest logistics faculty member here at Georgia Southern--and a new associate editor for the JTM. Maciek is in the final stages of completing...
Meeting the Challenge of Supply Chain Integration: Using Six Sigma for Process Improvement
INTRODUCTION Looking back to the passing of the Motor Carrier Act of 1980 and similar acts affecting the other modes of freight carriage, one can only marvel at the changes that have taken place. The 1980's were characterized by free entry into...
Technology Based Supply Chain Training: Its Use and Effectiveness
INTRODUCTION Training presents a vexing challenge for businesses. On one hand, it's viewed as a necessary tool for building employee competency, improving productivity, and establishing competitive advantage (Buhler, 2001). Tom Peters, best selling...
The Profit Impact of a Strategic Approach to Web Enhanced Services (WES)-A Study of the Motor Carrier Industry
INTRODUCTION From 1995 to the present, the interstate motor carrier industry in the United States has seen growth in the number of companies offering web-enhanced services (WES). These services range from limited tracking and tracing to transactions...
The Transportation and Warehousing Challenge for Multinational Corporations in China
INTRODUCTION China has enjoyed significant economic growth leading to a position in the world as a global manufacturing center with the ability to produce quality products of all types, at a cost and degree of efficiency that is difficult to match...