Efficiency Analysis of European Freight Villages-Three Peers for Benchmarking

Yang, Congcong and Taudes, Alfred and Dong, Guozhi (2015) Efficiency Analysis of European Freight Villages-Three Peers for Benchmarking. Working Papers on Information Systems, Information Business and Operations, 01/2015. Department für Informationsverarbeitung und Prozessmanagement, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna.


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Measuring the performance of Freight Villages (FVs) has important implications for logistics companies and other related companies as well as governments. In this paper we apply Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) to measure the performance of European FVs in a purely data-driven way incorporating the nature of FVs as complex operations that use multiple inputs and produce several outputs. We employ several DEA models and perform a complete sensitivity analysis of the appropriateness of the chosen input and output variables, and an assessment of the robustness of the efficiency score. It turns out that about half of the 20 FVs analyzed are inefficient, with utilization of the intermodal area and warehouse capacity and level of goods handed the being the most important areas of improvement. While we find no significant differences in efficiency between FVs of different sizes and in different countries, it turns out that the FVs Eurocentre Toulouse, Interporto Quadrante Europa and GVZ Nürnberg constitute more than 90% of the benchmark share.

Item Type: Paper
Keywords: Freight Village / benchmarking / performance measurement / Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) / Güterverkehrszentrum / Benchmark
Classification Codes: RVK QP 530, QH 234, SK 830
Divisions: Departments > Informationsverarbeitung u Prozessmanag. > Wirtschaftsinformatik und Neue Medien
Depositing User: ePub Administrator
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2015 12:10
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2019 00:41
URI: https://epub.wu.ac.at/id/eprint/4517


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