Modeling as a way to evaluate the feasibility of a horizontal cooperation in transportation

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MAGAZINE №1 (72) February 2016

AUTHOR  PISARETC N.M.

CATEGORY Logistics integration and coordination Modern concepts and technologies in logistics and supply chain management Transportation 

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this paper is to focus on theoretical and methodological aspects of horizontal cooperation in transportation. The relevance of the study is related to the search of additional sources for cost reduction in today's Russian economy,characterized by declining GDP and high inflation. Raw materials price rise, on the one hand, and the decline in real incomes, on the other, poses a problem of efficiency increase to the producers. According to the author, one of the most promising methods to reduce logistics costs in the current economic environment is horizontal cooperation. The paper proposes a simplified scheme of the feasibility evaluation of horizontal cooperation in transportation at the design stage.Based on modeling in Mathcad the author analyzes the feasibility of cooperation for each participant.The article also proposes a scheme, which is one of the possible variants of participants interaction in terms of horizontal cooperation. In concluding, the author suggests further development of the proposed methods of evaluating the feasibility of horizontal cooperation in transportation and the scheme of interaction of all participants.

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