Identification and analysis of barriers to collaborative freight transport using fuzzy Delphi method and DEMATEL: a Danish perspective

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Abstract

Collaboration in freight transport has been widely recognized as a sustainable and efficient practice to reduce logistics costs and externalities of freight industry. However, current literature lacks a systematic approach to analyze the barriers to effectively implementing the collaborative freight transport. This paper aims to bridge this gap by a hybrid approach for identifying and analyzing the barriers in the context of Denmark. First, relevant literature was extensively reviewed to identify all possible barriers with respect to five categories: “operating model”, “information sharing”, “human behaviors”, “freight matching system” and “business and market”. Then, the important barriers are determined through a fuzzy Delphi method while their causal relations are obtained by the Decision Making-Trial and Evaluation Laboratory Analysis (DEMATEL) method. Barriers related to “human behaviors” and “business and market” are found to be the most critical ones. Finally, this work suggests some strategies to help decision makers overcome the critical barriers.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics
ISSN1756-6517
Publication statusSubmitted - 1 Mar 2020

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