Abstract for: The development of sustainable transports through the right logistics strategy a system dynamics approach

This papers purpose is to picture interdependencies between logistics strategies and transportation movements through a systemic point of view. The underlying methodology of this research work is system dynamics. The paper starts with a short overview of developments in freight transport and the definition and parameters of a logistics strategy. Afterwards the developed qualitative part, a causal loop diagram is presented and described. Based on the causal diagram the quantitative model is developed and validated to guarantee plausibility. Afterwards first findings of scenarios and experiments will be presented. The results highlight interesting and important interdependencies between parameters of logistics strategy and freight transport. The most usable identified leverage points will be presented. The developed model is a useful tool for the realization of sustainable transportation movements.