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A decision-support system for improving road transportation performance in Gauteng, South Africa: Developing a data acquisitioning system

Georg H. Backeberg
Journal of Transport and Supply Chain Management | Vol 3, No 1 | a52 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/jtscm.v3i1.52 | © 2009 Georg H. Backeberg | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 15 November 2009 | Published: 15 November 2009

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Georg H. Backeberg, Department of Transport and Supply Chain Management, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

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Abstract

This research describes how the systems approach can be applied to implement a holistic transportation decision-support system, which will measure transportation performance at the highest level and enable decision-making with respect to possible improvements. The research starts with the creation of a framework of the process to be followed. A framework of the envisioned system with existing and new elements is then created. Furthermore, a framework for management reports is proposed. Against this background, the deliverables for a project to implement the proposed data-acquisitioning system are defined. First order indications are that such a project is feasible and affordable, and can be completed to such an extent that most of the advantages are obtainable within two years.

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