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Strategic flexibility choices in the ocean transportation industry

Lagoudis, Ioannis N., Naim, Mohamed Mohamed and Potter, Andrew Thomas 2010. Strategic flexibility choices in the ocean transportation industry. International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics 2 (2) , pp. 187-205. 10.1504/IJSTL.2010.030866

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Flexibility is an issue widely studied in the manufacturing literature, but only recently has attention been paid to flexibility in logistics and supply chain management. Flexibility is taking prominence due to the uncertainties and disruptions created in the production and distribution processes of an organisation and its respective supply chains. This paper aims at studying the level of transport flexibility achieved in the ocean transportation industry to gain understanding on the strategic choices of carriers to cope with market changes and customer demand. Our analysis indicates the different strategic choices ocean transportation companies need to make with regards to transport flexibility.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Centre for Advanced Manufacturing Systems At Cardiff (CAMSAC)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Uncontrolled Keywords: shipping; transport logistics; strategic flexibility; competence; capability; strategy; ocean transportation; supply chain management; SCM; transport flexibility
Publisher: Inderscience Publishers
ISSN: 1756-6517
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:24

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