Shipping, which involves the moving of goods from the suppliers to the customers, is closely linked to the supply chain and logistics activities. Logistics is “the process of planning, implementing, and controlling the effective and efficent flow of goods and service from the point of origin to the point of consumption” (Ballou in Eur Bus Rev 19:332–348, 2007), whereas the supply chain involves multiple firms. Supply chain collaboration involves relationship development among the different parties in a supply chain with the aim of mutual improvement in performance. Driven by growth in global production and consumption, supply chain activities have expanded in both scope and volume in recent decades. To outperform the competition, many manufacturers and retailers now dedicate resources that focus on their core businesses. Accordingly, many of them have chosen to outsource their non-core activities such as logistics operations to logistics service providers (LSPs).
Supply Chain Logistics Activity Dynamic Capability Logistics Service Cargo Transportation
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