The Resource The cost of being landlocked : logistics, costs, and supply chain reliability, Jean-François Arvis, Gaël Raballand, Jean-François Marteau

The cost of being landlocked : logistics, costs, and supply chain reliability, Jean-François Arvis, Gaël Raballand, Jean-François Marteau

Label
The cost of being landlocked : logistics, costs, and supply chain reliability
Title
The cost of being landlocked
Title remainder
logistics, costs, and supply chain reliability
Statement of responsibility
Jean-François Arvis, Gaël Raballand, Jean-François Marteau
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book proposes a new analytical framework to interpret and model the constraints faced by logistics chains in landlocked countries. The case of LLDCs has naturally received special attention for decades, including a specific set of development priorities based on the idea of dependence over the transit state. In this context, efforts to tackle the cost of being landlocked have been mainly directed to ensure or facilitate freedom of transit through regional/multilateral conventions, and to develop regional transport infrastructure. In contrast, analysis of service delivery constraints has been seriously neglected and could explain the disappointing implementation of regional transit agreements and massive investments in corridors for exports diversification in landlocked economies. Based on extensive data collection in several regions of the world, this book argues that although landlocked developing countries do face high logistics costs, these do not result from poor road infrastructure -contrary to conventional wisdom-since transport prices mainly depend on trucking market structure and organization. In turn, high logistics costs depend on low logistics reliability and predictability, which are sensitive to rent-seeking and governance issues. This volume proposes three types of measures with the largest potential gains in total logistics costs: (i) measures to increase supply chain predictability and to reduce hedging costs, (ii) measures to enhance best practices in governance, in order to phase out rent-seeking activities and therefore overhead logistics costs, (iii) reforms to increase efficiency in market structure. Hence, in practical terms supply chain predictability and performance might be improved by pursuing the following initiatives: (i) enhancing initiation of transit at the gateway or port through a streamlined transit regime, preferably using IT and based on quality and risk assessment system; (ii) improving clearance at destination; (iii) boosting market competition, by dismantling anticompetitive practices and upgrading entry requirements based on compliance and quality standards; (iv) re-engineering of transit regimes
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digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
658.7
Government publication
international or intergovernmental publication
Index
index present
LC call number
HD38.5
LC item number
.A78 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Directions in development. Trade
Label
The cost of being landlocked : logistics, costs, and supply chain reliability, Jean-François Arvis, Gaël Raballand, Jean-François Marteau
Publication
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 91-94) and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction and overview -- Revisiting the conventional wisdom on transportation costs : infrastructure is only one part of the story -- The need for a revised conceptual framework to assess the cost of being landlocked -- Delays and unpredictability and their impact matter more than transport costs for development -- Market size impact and rents explain mostly the cost of being landlocked -- Policy recommendations
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ocn663969864
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Extent
1 online resource (99 pages)
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Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282725683
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Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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not applicable
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.b25068143
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Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (OCoLC)663969864
  • pebcs0821384082
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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