Factors influencing shippers to use multiple country consolidation services in international distribution centers

Yung-Hsiang Cheng, Yi Ling Tsai

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Abstract

Multiple country consolidation (MCC) combines cargos from different countries into same destinations by implementing logistics services including assembling, simple processes, packing, and labeling to increase cargos' added value. Facing such an opportunity in global supply chain, international distribution centers (IDCs) need to examine internal resources and their external environment to create more competitive advantages. From the shippers' perspective, this study uses structural equation modeling to examine the causal effect relationship of key factors affecting the use of MCC provided in IDCs. Results show logistics cost advantage, logistics operation efficiency, and logistics information technology service could positively influence the shippers to use MCC provided in IDCs. Several managerial implications were included and could be useful for the decision makers of IDCs and the government.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)78-88
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Production Economics
Volume122
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Nov 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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