Work place: Institute for Transport Economics and Logistics, Vienna University of Economics and Business, A-1090, Austria

E-mail: jian.tong@wu.ac.at


Research Interests: Decision Support System


Jian TONG was born in 1971 in Sichuan, China. She was awarded a degree of Bachelor of Engineering in Xi’an Jiaotong University in China in 1993. In 2005 she awarded a degree of Mag.rer.soc.oec. (equivalent to MBA) in the discipline Business Administration from the Vienna University of Economics and Business in Austria (WU Wien Austria). In 2011 she was awarded a degree of Dr. rer. soc. oec. (equivalent to PhD) in the discipline Business Administration majoring in transport economics and logistics management from the WU Wien Austria.
She has industry background in energy engineering in China. Since 2006 she is researcher and teaching assistant at Department of Transport and Logistics Management at WU Wien Austria. She has been involved in a range of logisticsand transport-related research projects. Her main research focuses on decision-making process in supply chain management with particular reference to the Chinese logistics markets, as well as logistics and supply chain strategic management and performance evaluation. 
Dr. Tong received an award "young faculty 2008" of WU Wien Austria to reward excellent teaching. In 2010 she received the best paper award of Chinese journal of management science. Dr.Tong can be contacted at: jian.tong@wu.ac.at.

Author Articles
Designing and Decision Making of Transport Chains between China and Germany

By Jian TONG Haitao WEN Xuemei FAN Sebastian KUMMER

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijisa.2010.02.01, Pub. Date: 8 Dec. 2010

Optimization of an international transport chain may contribute significantly to a successful outcome in international trade. The performance of various modes of transport influences the selection of one over others. This paper analyses the transport chain between China and Germany, comparing routes and aiming to identify the best practices and chose the optimal transport mode. Through analysing secondary data, the different means of transport are presented. The SWOT analysis was selected to analyse and compare the competitive operation of the various methods of transport between China and Germany. This helps us understand what determines the selection of one mode of transport mode rather than another; the development of rail transport between China and Germany should be urged, in addition to the air and sea modes; Price, timing, level of service and relationship with forwarder are vital factors in determining the route option between China and Germany. More secondary data should be used to validate the research in the future.

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