An integrative approach in measuring hub-port supply chain performance: Potential contributions of a logistics and transport data exchange platform

The widespread globalization of production corporations in the late 20th century, as well as the subsequent trade facilitation policies of state authorities, generates an imperative need to extend the scope of supply chain management. Apart from the evaluation and monitoring of networked operations in different parts of the world, the effectiveness of trade policy measures is also included. This paper examines the potential contributions of a logistics and transport data exchange platform in measuring the performance of supply chain stakeholders of a hub port at different stages along the chain. A case study demonstrates how the integrative characteristics of a logistics and transport data exchange platform can be exploited to measure performances of different parties along the supply chain of a firm. More importantly, the authors explain how such a platform can be transformed into a system that evaluates the integrative supply chain activities of firm, the infrastructure, and the institutional stakeholders. A series of new supply chain performance metrics, including specific monitor end-to-end processes, can be captured by the proposed system. The paper concludes that in view of the significant policy implications of a platform-based supply chain performance measurement (SCPM) system, state intervention is critical to foster a high participation rate of the logistics and transport data exchange platform and develop its SCPM functions.


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  • Accession Number: 01605480
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 20 2016 11:33AM