RETRACTED ARTICLE: An assessment of the usage versus offerings of logistics servicesin Beijing city, China

Cheng-Chang Lin, Yi Hong Ru, Shwu Chiou Lee, Yu Zhu

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Abstract

We compiled an up-to-date list of logistics services offerings as the basis for our questionnaire design to study the city logistics in Chinese Capital city, Beijing. We used personal interviews to simultaneously collect credible logistics services usage and offerings information. Integrated data enabled us to analyze the market quality and growth trends. The 3PL sector in Beijing is fragmented and outsourcing is relatively infrequent. By contrast to previous country-level studies, enterprises in Beijing outsource more of value-added services, but fewer of international-related, technology services or management services, a result of the demand characteristics of the city. The managerial implications of the market quality and growth analyses suggest that the 3PLs in Beijing shall initially position themselves as local integrated logistics services providers. The short-term strategy is to improve transportation and uncomplicated valued-added services for city logistics. The medium-term strategy is to develop the real-time tracking and inter-organizational information capabilities that can integrate with basic logistics services for an effective physical operation. The findings also suggest that through the acquisitions of, and alliances and joint-ventures with local transportation and uncomplicated value-added services providers are the preferable expansion strategies into Beijing city than wholly owned subsidiary for the global 3PLs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Machine Learning and Cybernetics
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages2488-2498
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9781424437030
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jan 1
Event2009 International Conference on Machine Learning and Cybernetics - Baoding, China
Duration: 2009 Jul 122009 Jul 15

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Machine Learning and Cybernetics
Volume5

Other

Other2009 International Conference on Machine Learning and Cybernetics
CountryChina
CityBaoding
Period09-07-1209-07-15

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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Lin, C-C., Ru, Y. H., Lee, S. C., & Zhu, Y. (2009). RETRACTED ARTICLE: An assessment of the usage versus offerings of logistics servicesin Beijing city, China. In Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Machine Learning and Cybernetics (pp. 2488-2498). [5212656] (Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Machine Learning and Cybernetics; Vol. 5). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICMLC.2009.5212656