Assessing a cross-border logistics policy using a performance measurement system framework: The case of Hong Kong and the pearl river delta region

David W.C. Wong, King Lun Tommy Choy, Harry K.H. Chow, Canhong Lin

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For the most rapidly growing economic entity in the world, China, a new logistics operation called the indirect cross-border supply chain model has recently emerged. The primary idea of this model is to reduce logistics costs by storing goods at a bonded warehouse with low storage cost in certain Chinese regions, such as the Pearl River Delta (PRD). This research proposes a performance measurement system (PMS) framework to assess the direct and indirect cross-border supply chain models. The PMS covers four categories including cost, time, quality and flexibility in the assessment of the performance of direct and indirect models. Furthermore, a survey was conducted to investigate the logistics performance of third party logistics (3PLs) at the PRD regions, including Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Hong Kong. The significance of the proposed PMS framework allows 3PLs accurately pinpoint the weakness and strengths of it current operations policy at four major performance measurement categories. Hence, this helps 3PLs further enhance the competitiveness and operations efficiency through better resources allocation at the area of warehousing and transportation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1306-1320
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Systems Science
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jun 2014


  • case study
  • cross-border supply chain
  • logistics operations policy
  • performance measurement system
  • third party logistics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science Applications

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