Logistics Grading of Railroad Stations

  • Oksana PokrovskayaEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1116)


The purpose of this study is to develop a method of assigning a logistics grade to freight stations according to the principles of customer focus, accessibility, and information comprehensiveness. The tools and methods of logistics theory, systems theory, systems analysis, marketing, linear and dynamic programming, morphologic synthesis, and terminalistics are used. The main results of the research include a unique grading system for railroad freight stations open for cargo operations that works by assigning a logistics grade based on the information about additional logistics services that is relevant for the clients. Another practical result of the study is the method of assigning the logistics grade that takes into account the specifics of the terminal and warehouse infrastructure and logistics service offered by the station. The classification of railroad logistics objects has been proposed with specified transport and logistics service comprehensiveness ratio obtained under real-life conditions. The direct objective of the method’s application in the transport sector is the implementation of the customer-focused logistics principles to enable high-profit freight traffic and to divert cargo from motor transport to railroad terminal network objects.


Customer focus Logistics grade Logistics objects Logistics activity Comprehensive transport and logistics service 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Emperor Alexander I St. Petersburg State Transport UniversitySaint PetersburgRussia

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