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Impact of Multimodal Choice on Any Organisation’s Sustainable Supply Chain Strategies

Journal: International Journal of Business Management & Research (IJBMR) (Vol.7, No. 6)

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Page : 11-20

Keywords : Multimodal Choice; Road; Air; Sea; Rail; Water And Pipeline; Sustainable Supply Chain Strategies & Trade-Offs;

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This paper explores on the impact of multimodal or intermodal choice on any organisation's sustainable supply chain strategies. It is a phenomenological approach in nature of very subjective to interpret data. This paper is academic research based on the multimodal choice when chosen global suppliers with triple bottom line theory, cost distance model and trade-offs to substantiate the findings. This paper explores to provide an idea of the existing research and suggest potential chances for academic enquiry in connection to the operations management. Design/Methodology Approach- The researchers review the existing literature at the mind of the global transport modes options in any organisation. This literature links up to transport modes system in to assist in reviewing the multimodal choice in the current state global market of all disciplines of transport modes (road, rail, air, sea and pipeline). Suggestions have been made for future research in terms of the best modal option. Findings The findings show that the existing literature is mostly based on transport modes system without any application approach of the choice of modes. In addition, the findings suggest on the best option of the global transport modes that could adopted in any organisation sustainable supply chain strategies. The findings pointed out several strategies areas when selecting transport modes for cost advantage for future inquiry. Practical Implication This paper can be used by transport, logistics, supply chain and procurement professionals in every organisation as well as business that leads into import and export. Originality/Value This paper build on our knowledge on impact of multimodal choice on any organisation's sustainable supply chain strategies as it relates to key dimensions of triple bottom line ideology that had been previously used in literature to support the exiting literature in the paper and identify research opportunities for trade-offs.

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