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Sustainability 2016, 8(9), 954; doi:10.3390/su8090954

Strategic Transport Management Models—The Case Study of an Oil Industry

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Strategic Planning Department, Ministry of Defence, Belgrade 11000, Serbia
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Department of Logistics, University of Defence, Belgrade 11000, Serbia
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Academic Editor: Giuseppe Ioppolo
Received: 17 July 2016 / Revised: 25 August 2016 / Accepted: 14 September 2016 / Published: 21 September 2016
(This article belongs to the Section Economic, Business and Management Aspects of Sustainability)
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Abstract

The awareness of the need to preserve the environment and establish sustainable development evolved as the result of the development of the world economy and society. Transport plays a very important role in this process. It is recognized as one of the main factors in sustainable development strategy. Strategic transport management model is presented in this paper. It represents a comprehensive and complete strategic management process, beginning from the strategic analysis, then strategy formulation and its implementation to strategic control. What makes this model specific is the development of its phases using contemporary strategic management methods and MCDM (Multicriteria Decision Making) techniques. In this way, subjectivity is avoided and the decision-making process is impartial. To formulate sustainable transport strategy, the authors use a SWOT analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) and the fuzzy Delphi method as the basis to evaluate impact factors. Fuzzy SWOT analysis is applied to formulate strategic options and the selection of optimal option is realized through DEMATEL (Decision-Making Trial and Evaluation Laboratory)-based ANP (Analytic Network Process). The strategic transport management model is applied to Serbian Oil Industry (NIS) as a company engaged in the production and transport of oil and oil derivatives. The results presented in this paper have shown that this model can be successfully implemented in profit organizations. It also can be used to formulate strategies on the basis of scientific principles and create conditions for successful sustainable strategies implementation. View Full-Text
Keywords: strategic management; transport; SWOT; DEMATEL; ANP strategic management; transport; SWOT; DEMATEL; ANP
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Dimić, S.; Pamučar, D.; Ljubojević, S.; Đorović, B. Strategic Transport Management Models—The Case Study of an Oil Industry. Sustainability 2016, 8, 954.

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