Measures of Supply Chain Collaboration in Container Logistics

The focus of this article is on the concept of supply chain collaboration (SCC) into maritime logistics. The article introduces SCC into maritime logistics as an intermediary supply chain process. The article offers managers insights into a self-diagnostic tool to shape effective collaborative relationships. Few valid and reliable instruments are available to accurately measure the multiple dimensions of SCC in maritime logistics contexts. The article adopts systematic procedures that include Q-sorting, confirmatory factor analysis, pilot testing and item review to develop and validate SCC measures. Empirical results indicate that a proposed model of SCC is statistically consistent, reliable and valid. The article identified factors that support SCC between ports and port users such as shipping lines, inland transport companies, freight forwarders, ship management companies and third-party logistics companies. The factors include information sharing, knowledge creation, goal similarity, decision harmonization and joint supply chain performance measurement. The article presents 23 practical instrument measures from a large-scale survey of 178 South Korean maritime logistics professionals.


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  • Accession Number: 01577779
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 1 2015 2:03PM