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Importance of intermodal transportation to global logistics

How important is intermodal transportation with respect to global logistics? How do supply chains get more complicated when firms are doing business across borders versus domestically?

Case Assignment Expectations:

Research the topic with information from the background readings as well as any other resources you find on your own. Clarity of presentation is important, as well as your ability to cover the topic in a succinct, organized manner with research to back up your points. Use at least 3 different sources of information and annotate your sources of information appropriately on your references page and within the text as necessary. You will be assessed on how well you demonstrate your understanding of intermodal transportation and apply the concepts to a global environment.

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Importance of intermodal transportation:

The importance of intermodal transportation is that it helps in ensuring that there are links and that the supply chain is optimum between companies. Intermodal transportation ensures that the strategy of dual system ensures that the multimodal transport system is optimized so that there is a response to the increase in the congestion of highways, the environmental concerns and the economic criteria. This helps in solving the challenges that countries face due to transportation problems globally (Horn & Toshinori, n.d).

It also helps in solving the problems of intermodal containers that pass through ports and the problems of intermodal truck traffic, rail ...

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The importance of intermodal transportation to global logistics. Case assignment expectations are given.