Transport Efficiency Increase For Axfood’s Transport Carriers in Central Gothenburg
The purpose of this thesis is to analyse current transport problems of transport carriers of Axfood’s retail stores in central Gothenburg, and find solutions to these problems so as to improve their transport efficiency. This report first gives an overview of the Axfood Group, its retail stores and transport carriers, then states carriers’ current transport situation in central Gothenburg. Furthermore, Axfood’s carriers’ current transport problems will be analysed, as well as factors resulting in these problems. As a result, I will propose some solutions to resolve these problems according to existing measures so as to improve the carriers’ transport efficiency. Also, the study gives two recommendations. The first important issue is for transport carriers to cooperate closely with the City Administration and retailers when improving their transport efficiency. The second significant issue is to set up new partnerships and styles of cooperation between different carriers and in delivering/receiving goods in city centres. Finally, I make some suggestions for further studies: identify the feasibility of these measures for Axfood’s carriers, select the most suitable options, implement the options selected, and evaluate the selected options. An in-depth research study will be needed. It is my wish that this thesis will give all transport carriers in Gothenburg good and creative ideas for solving their current transport problems so as to improve their transport efficiency.
Göteborg University. School of Business, Economics and Law