Journal of Transportation Management

Articles from Fall

Defining Dyadic Cost and Risk in International Trade: A Review of INCOTERMS 2000 with Strategic Implications
INTRODUCTION INCOTERMS, an acronym for International Commercial Terms, are internationally standardized "trade terms" that describe the dyadic obligations of both buyers and sellers in international sales transactions. Moreover, INCOTERMS is a set...
Exploring Alternative Purchasing Strategies: Just-in-Time or Just Enough?
INTRODUCTION Effective purchasing strategy can contribute significantly to the success of most modern organizations. Surveys of U.S. manufacturing firms indicate that purchased materials account for an average of 57 percent of the sales dollar,...
From the Editor
Welcome to the Fall 1999 issue of the Journal of Transportation Management If you take just a few minutes of your valuable time to scan the contents, I think that you will find something of interest both personally and professionally. The diversity...
Leading without Bleeding: An Information Technology Case Study at Union Pacific Railroad
INTRODUCTION Union Pacific Corporation is one of North America's leading transportation, computer technology and logistics companies, with operations in all 50 United States, Canada and Mexico. With headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska, Union Pacific...
Maritime Unions and the U.S. Merchant Marine
INTRODUCTION In 1994, America's two largest ocean carriers, Sea-Land and American President Line (APL) applied to the Maritime Administration (MARAD) for permission to change the country of registry of several of their largest and newest container...
Truckload Transportation Requirements: In Anticipation of Y2K with Epilogue
INTRODUCTION It is highly unlikely that many of us escaped the what-if scenarios of the Y2K phenomenon. These scenarios ranged from a non-event scenario where nothing happens and life goes on without a hitch, to the more media-hyped doomsday scenario...
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