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Transferia: solving local pain or bringing global gain? / Meers, Dries; Vermeiren, Tom; Macharis, Cathy.

In: International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications, Vol. 21, No. 2, 04.03.2018, p. 148-159.

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Meers, D, Vermeiren, T & Macharis, C 2018, 'Transferia: solving local pain or bringing global gain?', International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 148-159. https://doi.org/10.1080/13675567.2018.1433822

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Meers D, Vermeiren T, Macharis C. Transferia: solving local pain or bringing global gain? International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications. 2018 Mar 4;21(2):148-159. https://doi.org/10.1080/13675567.2018.1433822

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Meers, Dries ; Vermeiren, Tom ; Macharis, Cathy. / Transferia: solving local pain or bringing global gain?. In: International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications. 2018 ; Vol. 21, No. 2. pp. 148-159.

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