World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research (WRITR)
WRITR is a new, multidisciplinary, refereed publication intended as a forum for practitioners, academics and policymakers from around the world to exchange concepts, research, and best practices in the field of intermodal transportation.
Transportation is the essential link in the domestic and global trading system. The demand for transportation that is safe, efficient, and cost-effective has given rise to the increasing use of multiple modes of transportation within the supply chain of many firms. To successfully deliver in an era of just-in-time inventory systems, the intermodal transportation system must be responsive to firm needs for speed, reliability, security, and tracking. Policy makers at all levels of government also have an interest in developing systems that balance the safety and security needs of their constituents with business and consumer objectives.
Even as developed nations grapple with the replacement of aging transportation infrastructure and the integration of transportation modes that initially developed in isolation, developing nations are being called upon to develop the transportation system that will enable their citizens to participate in the global trading system and enjoy its benefits.
Furthermore, from a global perspective, the fact that most forms of transportation rely on non-renewable resources as fuel makes it important that transportation systems minimise the use of scarce resources and consider long-term sustainability an important goal of any system.
The objective of WRITR is to act as a catalyst for the international exchange of ideas, knowledge, and skills relating to transportation systems, supply chain management, and logistics. It is intended to benefit businesses, policy makers, and researchers from both the developed and the developing world.
Readership: WRITR is designed to provide individuals, managers, professionals, researchers, and policy makers with the tools to understand not only the individual modes of transportation, but also the linkage between the various modes and their impact on supply chain management and firm performance. It is a forum for these same groups to disseminate ideas and best practices from their fields or regions of the world
ISSN (Online): 1749-4737
ISSN (Print): 1749-4729
Editor in Chief:
Prof. Dr. Dawna L. Rhoades
Chair of Management and Marketing
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Center for Surface and Intermodal Safety and Security
College of Business
600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd
Daytona Beach FL 32114-3900
Current Issue: Volume 1 Issue 1 2006