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Alan McKinnon – Professor of Logistics

Congestion and reliability

Traffic congestion, reliability and logistical performance: a multi-sectoral assessment
Paper

McKinnon, A. C., Edwards, J.B., Piecyk, M.I. and Palmer, A. in International Journal of Logistics: Research and Applications, 12 (5): 331-345 (2009)

This paper summarises the 2008 report prepared for the OECD / ITF (which can be downloaded below). It updates and extends  an earlier study, undertaken in 1998, of the effects of traffic congestion on logistical efficiency in the UK. It begins by reviewing literature published on the subject since 1998. ...

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Reliability of road transport from the perspective of logistics managers and freight operators
Report

McKinnon, A. C., Edwards, J.B., Piecyk, M.I. and Palmer, A. Report prepared for the Joint Research Centre of the OECD and International Transport Forum (2008), Paris. 64pp

The study updated and extended earlier research undertaken in the UK in 1998.  It examined congestion impacts across nine sectors and enquired about company reactions to the significant deterioration in road traffic conditions in the UK over the previous decade.   The research began with a review of relevant literature published since 1998.  ...

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Congested Infrastructure: the prospects for logistics managers
Article

McKinnon, A.C. in Freight Transport Review, 38-40. Autumn (2005)

A short article reviewing traffic growth in Europe, worsening congestion and efforts to ease the problem.   ...

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Think of a number
Article

McKinnon, A.C. contribution to the Sounding Off section of Commercial Motor. 3-9 April (2003)

A short article questioning the validity of much-quoted estimates of the monetary value of traffic congestion in the UK.   Click here to download a copy of this paper. ...

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The effect of traffic congestion on the efficiency of logistical operations
Paper

McKinnon, A.C. International Journal of Logistics: Research and Applications, 2 (2): 111-128 (1999)

The level of traffic congestion on the UK road network is steadily increasing and impairing the efficiency of logistical activities. Previous studies have focused on the direct costs of congestion to road users. This paper presents the results of a study of the indirect effects of traffic congestion on the internal operations of seven distribution centres in the fast-moving-consumer-goods sector. ...

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