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Supply Chain Integration Barriers to Port-Centric Logistics—An Emerging Economy Perspective

Venkatesh, VG and Zhang, Abraham and Deakins, Eric and Mani, Venkatesh and Shi, Yangyan (2020) 'Supply Chain Integration Barriers to Port-Centric Logistics—An Emerging Economy Perspective.' Transportation Journal, 59 (3). pp. 215-253. ISSN 0041-1612

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Abstract

Despite the growing interest in supply chain integration and port performance in the maritime literature, there is a lack of detailed studies into the barriers to integration in port-centric logistics. This study explores the barriers to port-centric supply chain integration from an emerging economy and multistakeholder perspective by using the DEMATEL (Decision Making-Trial and Evaluation Laboratory) analysis technique. The findings indicate that institutional requirements, lack of awareness by stakeholders, and port-centric supply chain integration all significantly impact supply chain projects that have been designed to offer maximum value to customers at a low cost. Other crucial barriers include the absence of benchmarking standards and lack of an innovation culture. The policy and managerial implications are explained.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: supply chain integration, port-centric logistics, maritime operations, port logistics, port operations
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2020 09:44
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2022 10:36
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/29110

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