Cluster Computing

, Volume 18, Issue 1, pp 269–278 | Cite as

Development of indicators of freight stations for digital convergence

  • Ohkeun Ha
  • Bu-Lim Choi
  • Younjung Kim
  • Byungkwan Kim
  • Kang-Dae Lee


This study aimed to develop indicators and to establish a procedure that could be used in adjusting functions of a freight station based on many different characteristics of railway logistics. Even though previous studies had drawn optimal models using mathematical algorithms, there was a difficulty in applying those models. Those studies were limited in that they did not consider many different characteristics of railway logistics but were based only on the volume of freight transportation. This study established indicators and procedures by considering characteristics of railway logistics to increase the effectiveness in adjusting functions of the freight station and then analyzed changes in the freight transportation volume and efficiency according to function adjustment of the freight station. As a result, it was shown that the operating cost had decreased more than two-fold compared to the transport income via function adjustment of the freight station.


Freight station Indicator  Digital convergence Function adjustment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ohkeun Ha
    • 1
  • Bu-Lim Choi
    • 2
  • Younjung Kim
    • 2
  • Byungkwan Kim
    • 1
  • Kang-Dae Lee
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Management ResearchKorail Research InstituteDaejeonKorea
  2. 2.Department of PackagingYonsei UniversityWonjuKorea

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