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A systems view of supply network integration in maritime logistics

Lin, Shang-Min, Potter, Andrew Thomas, Pettit, Stephen John and Nair, Rawindaran Vnp 2014. A systems view of supply network integration in maritime logistics. Presented at: 19th Logistics Research Network Conference, Huddersfield, UK, 3-5 September 2014.

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Abstract

Supply chain integration (SCI) is an emerging fashion where manufacturers strategically collaborate with their supply chain partners to manage intra- and inter-organizational processes, in order to achieve effective as well as efficient flows of products and services, and to provide maximum value to the customer. As shipping is a vital component in global supply chains, it is important for maritime logistics service providers to be embedded well in this system. The dominant consideration of research about SCI in maritime logistics has been focused on dyadic relationships between two of the major players in the chain. There has been little research that has looked at this issue from a systems view, and identified the network benefits among all the major players both theoretically and empirically. Secondly, even though the number of publications considering managing maritime logistics as an integrated chain is increasing, few of them distinguish the different relationship structures that exist between the main players in different situations. According to the view of contingency theory, relationships between relevant firms do not need to be integrated closely through the supply network. The most appropriate supply network relationships should depend on different products or services. Therefore, this research aims to identify the major players in the maritime logistics network and create conceptual as well as visualized models to analyse the relationships and interactions among them, considering different attributes which may create the different levels of service complexity and matching relationships. In doing so, empirical research obtained through 36 interviews is presented.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Completion
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Centre for Advanced Manufacturing Systems At Cardiff (CAMSAC)
Business (Including Economics)
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2019 20:56
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/68101

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