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Different Scenarios for Borås as a Regional Logistics Center

By Wenjuan Zhou


During a long period of time, Borås had a very one-sided business focusing only on the textile and clothing industry. Today Borås has a new look through the process that transformed the city into a new community based on knowledge and service. Based on this background, the purpose of this thesis is to work out different logistics scenarios as to how Borås, as a regional logistics centre, shall deal with the future opportunities and threats related to the main cargo flow generated by the major companies in this area. This article first gives an overview about Borås and the scenario method, then analyses the main problem and sub-problems such as features of Borås, globalisation, regionalisation, and major companies’ cargo flow. Furthermore a SWOT analysis will be made to figure out the strength, weakness, the possible opportunities and threats of Borås. As a result, different logistics scenarios will be proposed based on these four factors. A questionnaire, which was sent to 90 companies, will show how cargo flow and logistics activities of the companies look like at Borås currently as well as their requirement in the future. Meanwhile, some interviews were made in order to analyse the information in more detail

Topics: regional logistics center, globalisation and regionalisation, cargo flow, SWOT analysis, scenario method.
Year: 2003
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