The double nature of freight centres
Type de document
COMMUNICATION AVEC ACTES INTERNATIONAL (ACTI)
Résumé / Abstract
The term 'plateform' is often bandied about and rarely defined. But the importance of this phenomenom is such that clarification of the term can no longer be avoided. A preliminary definition based on the reasons supporting the implementation of these 'plateforms' brings about a first clarification. It leads one to suggest classifying them according to their 'functionalism' and to coin usages which allow most people to distinguish their differences. This approach has to be completed by a clarification of the roles of the different players in the 'plateform': user or manager.