Transportation demand analysis of coal from hwange coal fields

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This paper seeks to provide a background to the coal and coke manufacturing industry in Zimbabwe after the economical melt down of 2007. It analyses the current situation in terms of coal and coke supply and to identify the factors that affect coal and coke transportation choices. Results of the survey of the coal and coke suppliers were tabulated and factors which affect transportation such as method of loading, payment plans, reliability and strategic alignment of the transporter were analysed. Model recommendations on a strategic supply chain management approach were given for the agricultural sector and for the manufacturing sector with the aim of reducing heavy loads on the road and minimizing emissions by trucks while still maintaining high productivity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the World Congress on Engineering 2013, WCE 2013
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2013 World Congress on Engineering, WCE 2013 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 Jul 20135 Jul 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Engineering and Computer Science
Volume1 LNECS
ISSN (Print)2078-0958


Conference2013 World Congress on Engineering, WCE 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Coal
  • Strategic supply chain
  • Transportation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)


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