EFFICIENT LOGISTIC PLATFORM DESIGN: THE CASE OF CAMPINAS PLATAFORM
The design of a new logistics platform is a challenge due to two main points. The first one, it is a new concept and therefore does not exist a large number of logistic platforms in the world. The second point, as a new concept there exist a very limited number of platforms and in this scenario it is hard to define a standard of efficiency to be followed by a new platform. This paper proposes the establishment of guidelines for the new logistics platform to be installed in the region of Campinas, Sao Paulo state. It follows the Data Envelopment Analyze methodology (DEA) and examines over sixty logistic platforms in the world. Among them it is chosen seven (ZAL and PLAZA in Spain, Bremen GVZ in Germany, Sogaris and Eurocenter in France, District of Nola in Italy, Dallas Logistic Hub in United States) as a reference for the design of the Campinas platform. Also it defines four main performance indexes for the analysis (area of logistics platforms, invested capital, number of companies attracted and annual load handling) of benchmarking. Finally, through a DEA-BCC model it proposes values for the outputs of Campinas Logistic Platform (CLP) that would conduct it to be a benchmark platform in the world.