American Journal of Transportation and Logistics

Livestock Exports Growth in Sudan and Effect of Transport Section

Review Article of American Journal of Transportation and Logistics Livestock Exports Growth in Sudan and Effect of Transport Section Omar Ismail Omar Mohammad Sudan University of Science and Technology, College of Business Studies This paper presents guidelines to the needs and restrictions that affect the growth of Sudanese livestock exports resulting from the weakness of transportation section. Sudan has a huge livestock population. The livestock has a great contribution in the local economy. The production of livestock in Sudan is increasing effectively in the recent decades. Also, the contribution of livestock to exports has witnessed a gradual growing in the past few decades. The weakness of road and transport infrastructure, however, is affecting the growing of livestock export in Sudan. The livestock production is concentrated in rural areas that far away from the main roads and unconnected to them by paved roads. The road quality, in Sudan, is very poor. The infrastructure does not cover most Sudanese geographical area especially agricultural and livestock areas. Also, the cost of transportation is very high in comparison with international cost. Moreover, road maintenance is very weak and not cover all roads networks. And, there is a lack of finance for new road projects. This study finds out that the roads’ situation in Sudan is not helping the current growing progress of livestock exports and seriously declines that growing. Keywords: Livestock, Agricultural, Rural, Sudan, Exports, Transport, Roads, Economy ...

Evaluation of undergraduate Logistics & Transportation Management curriculum change from traditional lecturing to student-centered Problem-Based Learning (PBL) active learning environment

Research Article of American Journal of Transportation and Logistics Evaluation of undergraduate Logistics & Transportation Management curriculum change from traditional lecturing to student-centered Problem-Based Learning (PBL) active learning environment Leovani Marcial Guimarães and Renato da Silva Lima Institute of Industrial Engineering and Management (IEPG), Federal University of Itajuba (UNIFEI) - Brazil; Address: Av. B P S, 1303 - Pinheirinho, Itajubá - MG - Brazil. Problem This paper presents the outcomes of the Problem Based Learning (PBL) methodology implementation in the undergraduate Logistics & Transportation (L&T) Management course at the Federal University of Itajubá (UNIFEI), Brazil. The research explores a curriculum change evaluation by using Survey data from two stages, in two semesters of the L&T course, with different PBL scenarios and students. L&T course addressed several concepts of Logistics Management and the PBL approach enpowered students to self-learning, citical thinking, social and process skills. It was demonstrated that the majority of the students, over 91%, appreciated the benefits of PBL based curriculum in both semesters, with positive evaluation in all course dimensions. To support the conclusions of the study, special attention was given to the development of the questionnaires. The first stage, the pilot questionnaire, had a set of 21 scaled and structured questions, covering the course concepts and learning objectives. The second stage questionnaire was redesigned to a new set of 15 questions, modeled to three constructs by Factor Analysis, keeping up with the reliability and validity requirements. Keywords: Problem-Based Learning, Survey, curriculum change, Logistics & Transportation Management, Industrial Engineering ...

Performance Analysis and Classification of the Ports in Gulf Countries Using Data Envelopment Analysis

Research Article of American Journal of Transportation and Logistics Performance Analysis and Classification of the Ports in Gulf Countries Using Data Envelopment Analysis Amin S. Hamdi Department of Civil Engineering, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia The study assesses relative efficiency and performance characteristics of the major ports in gulf countries using data envelopment analysis (DEA). Ports play key role in economic activities of these countries. The study reveal that technical efficiency of the ports in the region varies widely with mean constant and variable return to scale of 67.5 and 91 percent, respectively. Port Jabel Ali in UAE is identified as the benchmark for most of the inefficient ports indicating that the inefficient ports of the region should follow operational strategies of Port Jabel Ali. Also, all the inefficient ports of the region demonstrate increasing return to scale implying that their performance may improve with the scale of operation. Policy makers may consider investment to enhance operational scope of these ports. Keywords: Ports; Data Envelopment; Analysis Efficiency; Scale ...

Assessment of Transport and Logistics Education among Selected Universities in Southwestern Nigeria

Research Article of American Journal of Transportation and Logistics Assessment of Transport and Logistics Education among Selected Universities in Southwestern Nigeria 1Somuyiwa Adebambo and 2Adepoju Olusegun Onifade 1Department of Transport Management, Faculty of Management Sciences; Ladoke Akintola University of Technology and Visiting Professor, Namibia University of Science and Technology,Windhoek, Namibia; 2Department of Transport Management, Faculty of Management sciences; Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, P.M.B. 4000, Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria This paper assessed the Transport and Logistics Education as a University undergraduate programme being offered by some selected universities in Southwestern Nigeria. The specific objectives of this study are to examine the programmes of transport and logistics education with a view to understand areas where they are lagging behind across the selected Universities. Secondly, to determine those attributes that may facilitate qualitative education, not only in transport sector; but also at improving Nigerian universities education system. The total of 250 recently graduating students of the selected universities were randomly sampled and given both questionnaires and assessment form which covers six major subjects in the areas of Logistics and Transport. Descriptive analytical technique was used to achieve the first objective and Principal Component Analysis (PCA) was used to factorize fifteen identified variables and reduced it to eight principal components considered to facilitate qualitative education in Transport and Logistics Education in Nigeria. The results showcased the areas of strength and weaknesses of the selected schools and principal factors that must be available for qualitative logistics and transport education system in Nigeria. Keywords: Evaluation, Transport and Logistics, Education, Nigerian Universities ...

Professor Dr. Bruce Chien-Ta Ho
Chairman, Institute of Technology Management, Director, Center for Electronic Commerce & Knowledge Economics Research, Institute of Technology Management, National Chung Hsing University

Dr. Akshey Bhargava
Senior Professor, Civil Engineering, Global Institute of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad

Dr. Malgorzata Pankowska
Professor, University of Economics, Department of Informatics, Faculty of Informatics and Communication

Dr. Yas Al-Sultani
Associate Professor, Innovation and Technology Management, Arabian Gulf University

Dr. Rajeev Rathi
Assistant Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, Lovely Professional University

Dr. Er. Sitesh Kumar Singh
Assistant Professor and Head, Department of Civil Engineering, Career Point University

Dr. Rifat Reşatoğlu
Assistant Professor, Near East University

Dr Talha Harcar
Professor of Marketing and International Business, Department of Business Administration, Penn State University, Beaver Campus, Monaca, Pennsylvania, USA

Dr. Mark Goh
Professor, National University of Singapore

Dr. Saad Sarsam
Professor and Head, Department of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Baghdad

Dr. P.K.Agarwal
Professor, Department of Civil Engineering,MANIT Bhopal

Dr. Md. Mamun Habib
Associate Professor, BRAC Business School (BBS), BRAC University, Bangladesh; Visiting Scientist, University of Texas – Arlington (UTA), USA

Dr. Eng.Ahmed Kadhim Hussein
Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Babylon

Dr. Mohammad Israr 
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, Sur University College, Sur, Sultanate of Oman

Dr. Harish Nagar
Associate Professor, School of Basic and Applied Sciences, Sangam University

Dr. Sirwan Shahooei
Department of Civil Engineering, University of Texas Arlington

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