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Alan McKinnon – Professor of Logistics

Infrastructure, logistics and regional development

Logistics, peripherality and manufacturing competitiveness
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McKinnon, A.C. in Competing from the Periphery: Core Issues in International Business ed. Fynes, B. and Ennis, S., The Dryden Press, London, 335-370 (1997)

This book chapter examines the logistics implications of manufacturing in peripheral locations.  It begins with a discussion of the concept of peripherality and shows that it needs to be adapted to take account of the complexity of modern logistics networks.  The second section assesses the logistical penalties associated with peripherality, ... ...

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The contribution of road construction to economic development
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McKinnon, A.C. in Roads and Economy, European Federation of Transport and the Environment (T&E), Brussels (1996)

This paper was written for an expert seminar jointly organised by T&E and the Centre for Energy Conservation and Environmental Technology in Brussels on the 8th December 1995. It provides a critique of the conventional economic arguments advanced to support investment in road improvements.   Click ...

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Channel Tunnel freight services between Scotland and continental Europe: an examination of the opportunities and constraints
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McKinnon, A. C. in Applied Geography, 14 (1): 68-86. (1994)

Recent research has revealed strong demand among Scottish manufacturers for improved international freight transport links. The development of new Channel Tunnel services will help to meet this demand. International road haulage, which currently handles the majority of Scottish unitized freight, will nevertheless derive relatively little benefit from the tunnel shuttle service. ...

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Manufacturing in a Peripheral Location: An assessment of the logistical penalties
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McKinnon, A. C. in The International Journal of Logistics Management, 3 (2): 31-48 (1992)

In terms of logistics, manufacturers located in peripheral areas are generally considered to be at a disadvantage. Surveys of Scottish manufacturers suggest that any logistical disadvantage is likely to stem more from inadequacies in the quality of transport services than from higher movement costs. ...

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Regional variations in manufacturing inventory Levels
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McKinnon, A.C. in International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, 21 (6): 4-14. (1991)

The extent to which the ratio of inventory to value added for manufacturing industry varies between regions in the UK is examined. An analysis of regionally disaggregated inventory data obtained from the British Census of Production reveals wide regional variations in this ratio, with the three most peripheral regions being significantly overstocked relative to the national average. ...

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The impact of changes in retail distribution on a peripheral region: the case of Scotland
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Fernie, J. and McKinnon, A.C. in International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management, 19 (7): 25-32. (1991)

This research examines recent changes in retail distribution and the implications of such changes on the logistical support to stores in Scotland. As increasing volumes of stock are channelled through warehouses controlled by retailers, stock is being centralised in large regional distribution centres (RDCs) serving wide geographical markets. ...

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