MAGAZINE №6 (77) December 2016


CATEGORY  Analytics and reviews Logistic service providers Logistic services market Transportation in logistics


The development of global supply chains objectively adds value to intermodal transportation as an instrument of transport logistics. Along with multiple technologies, there are a great vatiety of business models in practice in which participants interact within supply chains. Reasonable selection of such business models is an urgent task that requires scientific justification.

The article analyzes the combined transportation business models which are used in the transport service of continental (except carriage by sea) supply chains. The common characteristics of business models as well as fundamental differences specific to the transport systems of the North America and Europe are given.

The analysis shows that currently it is impossible to speak about the existence of a single common business model. However, the most common characteristics of modern business models can be mentioned: a two-tier model structure, the key role of railway companies and the broad participation of different logistics operators are among of them.


Published in Analytics and reviews

MAGAZINE №2 (73) April 2016

AUTHOR USHAKOV D.V. - Candidate of Economic Sciences, Deputy General Director for Intermodal Transport, LTD «Freight forwarding Alliance East-West», Company Group «Agency Refperevozki»

CATEGORY Transportation Providers of logistics services  Logistics services market 


Owing to the last changes in structure and the directions of import freight traffics of meat products, the market of transportation of meat products in Russia is in process of transformation now. The main problem in this question concerns the search of an optimum form of interaction of organizational structures of regions of cargo creation and cargo consumption today. In the article the comparative assesment of potentials of trading companies marketing activity in the region of meat products sale with the assistance of logistic operators of a 3PL and 4PL format is goven with the usage of the law of the equilibrium supply and demand price. The results of the cariied out analysis have shown that in modern conditions interaction of the trading companies in the market of meat products with logistic operators of a format 4PL is an optimum form of coordination of market activity.



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