Teaching Professor - Department of Accounting and Operations Management
Bø, Eirill & Mjøsund, Christian S. (2022)
Use of GPS-data to improve transport solutions in a cost and environmental perspective
Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives (TRIP), 13 Doi: 10.1016/j.trip.2022.100557
In this paper we have utilised GPS data as a base to track truck movements and analyse transport activities. Combined with a Decision Support Tool we have investigated how different transport solutions affect the transport cost and CO2 emissions. The information gained from GPS-data helps firms such as a fruit and vegetables wholesaler to gain better insights into their transport solution and operations from a cost and environmental perspective. This also means that the current analysis remains useful for the transporting company in making strategic decisions as to when and where they should engage in other transport assignments to improve the load factors on their trucks. This paper presents that the picture the decision-makers had prior to GPS data being used was different from the real situation, and the insights gained lead to new knowledge and actions. As a result, this would contribute to greener and more cost-efficient solutions.
Pinchasik, Daniel Ruben; Hovi, Inger Beate, Bø, Eirill & Mjøsund, Christian S. (2021)
Can active follow-ups and carrots make eco-driving stick? Findings from a controlled experiment among truck drivers in Norway
This article presents results from a randomized controlled eco-driving experiment with differential treatment between two groups of truck drivers in Norway. Using data from in-vehicle devices, we investigate whether eco-driving interventions (a course, active monthly follow-ups, and non-monetary incentives) reduce fuel consumption by inducing more efficient driving behavior for drivers in a treatment group, compared to a control group. Hereby, we consider persistence of effects over time and the relative importance of eco-driving factors, while controlling for fixed vehicles, routes, drivers, and weather. We find significant fuel consumption reductions, persisting over a longer period of time than in most previous studies (where effects fade or disappear), that weather conditions are important, and evidence of an ‘eco-driving learning curve’. This might result from monthly follow-ups and driver rewards. Further, we find spill-over effects through significant fuel savings for drivers in the control group (undergoing no interventions). These are likely the result of them becoming aware that ‘something eco-driving related’ is going on. Our analysis suggests that improvements on engine and gear management contribute most to fuel savings. We estimate the potential for fuel savings to lie between 5.2 and 7.5% (lower bound, control group) and 9% (upper bound, treatment group). This implies a potential for significant cost savings and emission reductions, which might to some extent be scalable and transferable to other settings. As such, eco-driving may play one part in reducing emissions from road freight, for which much-needed emission reductions are challenging to achieve, especially in the shorter run.
Bø, Eirill (2020)
Transparency Issues Within a Transport Buyer and Provider Relationship
Dwivedi, Ashish & Alshamrani, Mohammed Saad (red.). Leadership Strategies for Global Supply Chain Management in Emerging Markets
Transport is an important function in the supply chain. This chapter focuses on how to buy a transport service, how to form a transport contract, and how a transparent relationship will influence the risk and the relationship between transport provider and buyer. By developing a decision support tool (DST-model) and calculating the cost and the time parameters, the right price and the cost drivers will appear. The cases described in this chapter are a large Norwegian wholesaler for food, distribution to the retailer, and two Norwegian municipalities collecting household waste. In these cases, the buyer and the provider are acting blind in setting the transport price. This means that there is a huge risk for either a bankruptcy by the transport provider or an overpriced transport for the buyer.
Bø, Eirill & Baxter, John (2020)
Transparency as a Driver for Logistical Efficiency in WEEE Collection and Transport
Inefficiency in complex reverse-logistical operations, such as the collection and transport of various wastes, can often be traced to two related factors. Adversarial and arms-length relationships between service providers and customers are commonplace, alongside surprisingly limited understanding of the cost base. This study investigated transparency and shared understanding as drivers for higher efficiency and lower costs. Observation and intervention in contractual negotiations was combined with analyses of cost and sensitivity, and a post-contractual transparency exercise with bidders where findings were shared with all parties. The work yielded both immediate efficiency gains and a longer-term infrastructure for cost evaluation and negotiation. Ongoing work is extending the approach into yet more complex and broader areas of municipal waste management.
Bø, Eirill & Baxter, John (2017)
The effects of geographical, operational and service parameters on WEEE transport networks
International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications, 20(4), s. 342- 358. Doi: 10.1080/13675567.2016.1255718
Bø, Eirill; Hammervoll, Trond & Tvedt, Kjetil (2013)
Environmental impact of refillable vs. non-refillable plastic beverage bottles in Norway
International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development (IJESD), 12(4), s. 379- 395. Doi: 10.1504/IJESD.2013.056343
Bø, Eirill & Grønland, Stein Erik (2012)
Increased cooperation in the supply chains - how to reduce the need for transportation?
Dreyer, Heidi Carin & Foss, Trond (red.). Intelligent goods in transport system
Bygballe, Lena Elisabeth; Bø, Eirill & Grønland, Stein Erik (2012)
Managing international supply: The balance between total costs and customer service
Industrial Marketing Management, 41(3), s. 394- 401. Doi: 10.1016/j.indmarman.2011.06.013
Hammervoll, Trond & Bø, Eirill (2010)
Shipper-carrier integration: Overcoming the transparency problem through trust and collaboration
European Journal of Marketing, 44(7-8), s. 1121- 1139. Doi: 10.1108/03090561011047553
Bø, Eirill & Hammervoll, Trond (2010)
Cost-based pricing of transportation services in a wholesaler-carrier relationship: an MS Excel spreadsheet decision tool
International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications, 13(3), s. 197- 210. Doi: 10.1080/13675560903271203
Bø, Eirill (2001)
Logistikk: et lederansvar/red. Dag Bjørnland, Göran Persson, Helge Virum
Nygaard, Arne; Gripsrud, Geir & Bø, Eirill (2018)
Ledelse av Forsyningskjeder
Bø, Eirill; Grønland, Stein Erik & Jahre, Marianne (2018)
Forsyningskjeder og logistikk
Bø, Eirill; Flygansvær, Bente Merete & Hammervold, Trond (2016)
The impact of different waste collection systems on carbon footprint
[Academic lecture]. IMP Asia.
Bø, Eirill (2016)
Logistikk - kort og godt
Bø, Eirill (2014)
Nygaard, Arne; Gripsrud, Geir & Bø, Eirill (2013)
Ledelse av Forsyningskjeder
Flygansvær, Bente Merete; Bø, Eirill & Grønland, Stein Erik (2012)
OUTSOURCING IN A NEW ERA: HOW COMPLEXITY INFLUENCE THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MUNICIPALITIES AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICE PROVIDERS
[Academic lecture]. IMP ASIA.
Bø, Eirill (2011)
Persson, Kurt Gøran (red.). Logistikk og ledelse av forsyningskjeder
Bø, Eirill (2008)
HOW TO DEAL WITH PRICING, PRODUCTIVITY ASSUMPTIONS AND RISK ISSUES WHEN BUYING – AND SELLING - TRANSPORTATION SERVICES
[Academic lecture]. CSCMP annual global conference.
|1988||BI Norwegian Business School||Master of Science in Business|
|2019 - Present||BI Norwegian Business Scool||Teaching Professor|
|2012 - Present||BI Norwegian Business School||Senior Lecturer/ Associate Dean|
|1991 - 2011||BI Norwegian Business School||Industrial Professor|
|1988 - 1991||Norconsult||Logistics Advisor|
|1987 - 1991||BI Norwegian Business School||Part-time teacher|
|1985 - 1988||Tine, Norske Meierier||Transportation Manager|
|1983 - 1985||Narvesen Engros||Consultant, transportation|