Neural Computing and Applications

, Volume 31, Issue 11, pp 7963–7974 | Cite as

Raising opportunities in strategic alliance by evaluating efficiency of logistics companies in Vietnam: a case of Cat Lai Port

  • Nhu-Ty NguyenEmail author
  • Thanh-Tuyen Tran
Original Article


The current context of Vietnam is that Vietnam is a developing country whose geographical shape is long and dynamic. Its logistics is also in the way of development and promising to have good potential. However, lack experience and technology, small and fragmented operation, fierce price competition among local enterprises, domination from foreign logistics giants are that factors that may hinder the growth of the local sector. It is then believed that cooperation among local firms could promote integration of the supply chain, making it more productive and so increase competitiveness of the industry. The study was conducted to evaluate the efficiency of Vietnamese transportation and logistics firms using Malmquist Productivity Index, crafting a clearer picture of how these firms performed in terms of technical efficiency and innovation. Cat Lai Port being a key role in the industry was taken as a case to analyse strategic alliance opportunities using data envelopment analysis and Grey forecasting. Research findings indicate that half of the samples experienced efficiency progress, half experienced performance regress; most of efficiency improvement came from innovation. The study also found that strategic alliances between Cat Lai Port and some firms potentially improve these firms’ efficiency.


Efficiency Strategic alliance Logistics Malmquist DEA GM(1,1) 



The authors would like to thank Ms. Nguyen Hai Ngoc, an undergraduate student from the bachelor program in Business Administration, School of Business, International University – Vietnam National University, HCMC for her editorial assistance.

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that there is no conflict of interests regarding the publication of this paper.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of BusinessInternational University – Vietnam National University HCMCHo Chi Minh CityVietnam
  2. 2.Scientific Research OfficeLac Hong UniversityBien Hoa CityVietnam

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