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Analyzing third-party logistics providers through the concept of position
Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Centre of Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Marketing and Logistics.
2011 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Purpose of this paper

Third-party   logistics firms have been described in a number of ways through different   role schemes based on industrial development.    This article uses one such role scheme to expand on the concept of   position for analyzing third-party logistics.   

Design/methodology/approach

The paper   uses a case study of one third-party logistics firm involved in several   complex distribution systems within the car industry to act as a focus for   the concept of a position. 

Findings

The paper   shows the relevance of using a specific conception of roles to expand on the   position concept from the literature and discusses how this can be used to   analyze TPLs.

Research limitations/implications  

The   research is based on a single case where position was not the only aspect   studied and would benefit from other empirical data especially from smaller   and more specialized third-party logistics firms. 

Practical implications

The   opportunities for TPL firms are seen to depend on both how the distribution   system is structured as well as their own capacities and the roles they   already possess.

 

What is original/value of paper

Combining   different literatures that have studied different aspects of 3PLs gives a   better overall understanding of the development of this industry at a   conceptual level.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011.
Keyword [en]
Position, roles, third-party logistics, intermediaries, theory development
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-16444OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-16444DiVA: diva2:451112
Conference
The 23rd NOFOMA conference, Harstad, Norway, June 9-10, 2011
Available from: 2011-10-24 Created: 2011-10-24 Last updated: 2013-11-20

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