MAGAZINE  №1 (96) February 2020


CATEGORY  Transportation in logistics




The aim of the work is to study the dynamics of indicators and develop recommendations for improving the economic security system of the transport complex. The subject of the study is the economic security of the transport complex as a necessary condition for the economic development, ensuring the country’s integrity and defense capability and improving the population living standards.


In the research process, general scientific methods and an improved indicative method were used, based on a comparison of the actually achieved values of the safety indicators and their threshold values.


As the analysis showed, the financial and economic crisis of 2008-2010 had a strong negative impact on the economic security of the transport complex. The currency and socio-economic crisis that erupted in 2014 was less noticeable. The beginning of economic growth contributed to the increase of indicators of economic security.


There is currently no threat to economic security. Nevertheless, it is necessary to take into account that one of the indicators, “passenger transportation” has negative dynamics and has already reached the threshold value. This indicates the possible emergence of a threat to economic security in the future.


Economic security is adversely affected by restrictions reducing transport efficiency. Many restrictions can be eliminated by digitalizing the transport complex.


The study showed that at present, Russian companies, especially transport companies, do not exploit the possibilities of digital technologies. The accelerated implementation of modern information technologies will lead to an increase in the main indicators of the state of the transport complex economic security.

Particular attention should be paid to increasing passenger traffic. To solve these problems, it is necessary to develop state programs aimed at stimulating population mobility.

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 Keywords: economic security indicative method transportation digitalization transport flows Cargo Flows passenger transportation cargo transportation freight transportation transport complex

MAGAZINE №4 (81) August 2017


TSVEROV V.V. - Doc.of Ec. Sc., Professor, Department of Logistics and Marketing, Volga State University of Water Transport (Nizhny Novgorod, Russia)

VOLYGINA E.A. - Purchasing Manager, LLC «Soner» (Nizhny Novgorod, Russia)

CATEGORY  Outsourcing Analysis in logistics and SCM Transportation in logistics



The task of making decisions on the ownership form of vehicles (own, leased, hired) is a widespread practice with well-founded transport support of enterprises. Carrying out practical calculations on existing methods is hindered by the fact that a large number of factors should be taken into account, the significance of which can change within time in a high degree of probability (falling demand, new technologies development), as a result of which the solution may not be appropriate for the created conditions.
In this connection, it is required: to determine the whole range of factors that should be taken into account when deciding on the ownership form of transport means; the development of scientific and methodological approach to the decision-making on the task at hand, allowing, with acceptable labor input, to take into account all the important factors affecting the efficiency of the enterprise's activities insofar as it depends on the ownership form of the vehicles.
The article suggests the method of making decision on the form of transport means ownership in the transportation organization, allowing taking into account the influence of the entire spectrum of identified factors. As a methodological basis, it is proposed to use linguistic variables, through which each of the significant factors is evaluated, with methodological recommendations for determining their level.
The developed method of choosing between outsourcing or insourcing of cargo transportation: allows expanding the number of criteria used for decision-making, which are important for the enterprise, than to increase the validity of the choice of the form of ownership of vehicles for the transport of goods; does not require quantitative indicators of the work of the organization, allowing you to make a decision based on expert qualitative estimates, which greatly simplifies the task and allows you to solve it with relatively little effort.

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