Project logistics: influential factors of transporting project cargo in the Balkan region

  • Benjamin Herman Fakulteta za logistiko, Univerza v Mariboru
  • doc. dr. Uroš Kramar Fakulteta za logistiko, Univerza v Mariboru
Keywords: project logistics, project cargo, abnormal transport, Balkan region, Delphi method

Abstract

Purpose of the article – Abnormal cargo will create abnormal problems and those require exceptional logistics solutions. This study delves into the complexities and challenges of transporting project cargo, explicitly focusing on items with extraordinary dimensions, weights, and shapes. Despite its small volume in global cargo flow, project cargo presents significant operational risks and contributions, particularly in the logistics sector. The research concentrates on the Balkan Peninsula, aiming to unravel the critical factors influencing project cargo transport and highlighting the challenges faced by industry experts.

Research methodology – Employing the Delphi method, initially developed for military applications and now prevalent in project management, the research seeks expert consensus on critical elements affecting project cargo logistics in the Balkans. This method facilitates the gathering and analysis of expert opinions to identify and address the core factors impacting project cargo transport.

Findings – The study uncovers various critical factors and challenges in project cargo logistics within the Balkan region. It provides insights into risk minimization, deviation control, and effective achievement of logistical objectives.

Practical implications – The research offers valuable perspectives for reducing risks and optimizing operations in project cargo transport. It also opens avenues for further research and development in the project logistics sector in the Balkans, contributing to enhanced efficiency and effectiveness.

Originality/Value – This research contributes uniquely by focusing on the lesser-explored area of project cargo transport in the Balkans. Employing the Delphi method brings forward expert insights, thus enriching the academic and practical understanding of this specialized logistics sector.

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Published
2024-01-29
How to Cite
Herman, B., & Kramar, U. (2024). Project logistics: influential factors of transporting project cargo in the Balkan region. Journal of Innovative Business and Management =Mednarodno Inovativno Poslovanje , 15(2), 1-17. https://doi.org/10.32015/JIBM.2023.15.2.10
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