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How industrial shutdown affects transportation logistics? Paper industry case study

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Paper production has been one of the key drivers of Finnish welfare for decades. However, very recently this industry has experienced severe factory closure wave. Main purpose of this research is to describe the financial and resource closing down effects on the distribution logistics service providers, and at the same to develop a financial and a resource adaptation model for estimating the closing down effects. Two case studies show, that the financial consequences in terms of lost revenue for logistics service providers are significant, not to mention job loss in transportation logistics sector itself.

Keywords: paper industry, industrial shutdown, logistics service providers, distribution, Finland, factory closures, financial models, modelling, resource adaptation, closing down effects, lost revenue, job losses, transport logistics

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