Research on Selection of the Third-Party Logistics Service Providers

  • Huimin Zhang
  • Guofeng Zhang
  • Bin Zhou
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 251)


At present, the supply chain is the last field, which can make enterprise reducing cost and improving flexibility. How to construct the supply chain successfully has received much attention and logistics outsourcing has become common among large manufacturers. The information age and globalization are forcing companies to place a premium upon collaboration as a new source of competitive advantage, so companies are facing significant challenges to evaluate and select appropriate third-party logistics (3PL) providers. This paper will choose a set of indicators, construct a framework for performance measures and introduce an evaluation method which proceeds as follow: (1) choosing principal components applying principal components analysis; (2) ranking the 3PL providers applying grey relational analysis.


Supply Chain Grey Relational Analysis Grey Relational Grade Contribution Ratio Supply Chain Performance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Huimin Zhang
    • 1
  • Guofeng Zhang
    • 2
  • Bin Zhou
    • 1
  1. 1.College of ManagementHenan University of TechnologyZhengzhouP.R.China
  2. 2.Department of Business ManagementHenan Business CollegeP.R.China

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