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Governance in logistics platforms: an analysis of the elements and attributes to be considered in this type of logistic enterprise [Paper in Portuguese]

Author(s): Rafael Mozart da Silva | Eliana Terezinha Pereira Senna | Luiz Afonso dos Santos Senna | Orlando Fontes Lima Júnior

Journal: Journal of Transport Literature
ISSN 2238-1031

Volume: 7;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 240;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: logistics platform | logistics governance | enterprise logistics | logistics infrastructure

The Logistics Platforms are logistics enterprises of large scale that serve an area or region,where they concentrate and realized activities directed to production, transport, logistics and goods distribution, using the same basis of services where different actors involved are related to goal of achieving greater efficiency in their operations. This research aimed to identify the attributes and elements that can be applied to the governance of logistics platforms. To reach the purpose of this research, it was realized a literature review about the main concepts related to governance and logistics platforms and also a survey of features of logistics platforms located in Europe extracted from reports Feasibility of Freight Villages in the NYMTC Region and An Exploration of the Freight Village Concept and Its Applicability to Ontario. As a result it was found that the governance of this type of enterprise is associated influence of power, the degree of hierarchy between the different actors involved or participating and also the levels and synergies that are established in interorganizational relationships both in the public and private spheres.
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