Journal of Transportation Management

Articles from Fall

A Framework for Evaluating Supply Chain Performance
The ability to measure supply chain performance remains an elusive goal for managers in most companies. Few have implemented supply chain management or have visibility of performance across multiple companies (Supply Chain Solutions, 1998; Keebler...
Balancing the Logistics Cost-of-Service Equation in an Increasingly Uncertain Business Environment
INTRODUCTION Companies today are operating in an environment of increasing complexity on many fronts. Prices are soft owing to a mix of over-capacity, heightened competition, and a sluggish economy. Customers are demanding higher quality, more technologically...
Benchmarking the Operational Efficiency of Major U.S. Trucking Firms Using Data Envelopment Analysis
INTRODUCTION The trucking industry in the United States has historically operated on profit margins as low as 3 to 4 cents on every dollar of sales after taxes, compared to the 7 to 9% average profit margin experienced by the heavy manufacturing...
Drivers of Logistics Excellence: Implications for Carriers
INTRODUCTION The transportation industry is facing tremendous change. According to Delaney and Wilson (2003) the spending on transportation has declined for the last three years, as a percent of gross domestic product. They also note that overall,...
From the Editor
First, welcome back to my senior associate editor, Steve Rutner! Steve has been a visiting professor at the University of Arkansas for the past two years while his wife, Paige, pursues her doctoral degree in information systems there. We hope to have...
Price Negotiation Strategies Adopted by Shippers of International Air and Ocean Transportation
INTRODUCTION Globalization and international transportation have gained prominence more than ever before in the later half of the twentieth century. The relaxation of U.S. government regulations through the deregulation of both the air and ocean...

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