Well-functioning transport systems are essential for the effectiveness and efficiency of logistics systems, and vice versa. Thereby, their mutual adaption is important for the competitiveness of firms as well as mobility for people and quality of life.
The profile Transport Efficiency and Customer Adapted Logistics (TECAL) includes two highly interrelated areas, reflecting two main perspectives, where researchers meet to jointly develop multidisciplinary research, education and innovation. These areas are:
- Demand for transport and logistics
- Supply of transport and logistics
The two areas address challenges related to designing, enabling, managing and maintaining efficient, flexible and sustainable transport and logistics systems; as well as understanding the interplay – and facilitating coordination and cooperation – between actors in supply chains, operations and transport networks.
A growing awareness of the relationship between transport efficiency and the environmental consequences of different logistics and transport solutions also spurs the development of the research.
Related research centre:
- Research centre for sustainable logistic solutions
Professor Industrial and Financial Management & Logistics, University of Gothenburg