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Understanding logistics partnerships in Singapore using Lambert's partnership model

In response to the demand for competitive, just-in-time logistics services, the trend continues towards greater outsourcing of supply chain related services and functions to the domain experts. This paper provides a broad-based review of the various aspects of development in a logistics partnering arrangement. Several partnership models and frameworks, along with the characteristics, types, facilitators, advantages, pitfalls and success factors for successful partnerships are analysed. Current results suggest that Lambert et al. (1999)'s partnership model comes closest as a useful guide in developing strategic logistics partnerships. Based on Lambert et al (1999)'s partnership model, empirical research is conducted to identify the key drivers, facilitators and components that affect partnership outcomes between user firms in the electronics and chemicals sectors and and logistics service providers (LSPs) in Singapore. The investigation is further extended to study the relationship dynamics in the use of power versus trust in influencing partnership outcomes. The intent is to provide some new insights into managing this type of business relationship and firms can benefit from the findings and discussions as they formulate their logistics strategies. / Thesis (DBA(DoctorateofBusinessAdministration))--University of South Australia, 2004
Date January 2004
CreatorsChang, Chen Sheng
Source SetsAustraliasian Digital Theses Program
Detected LanguageEnglish
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