Evaluating key logistics capabilities for international distribution center operators in Taiwan

Chin-shan Lu, Ching Chiao Yang

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This study empirically evaluates key logistics capabilities for international distribution center operators. Based on factor analysis, four key logistics capabilities were identified: customer response, innovation, economic scale, and flexible operation and logistics knowledge. The findings suggest that customer response capability is perceived as the most important logistics capability, followed by flexible operation and logistics knowledge, innovation, then economic scale capability. Results also indicate that customer response capability differs significantly between public and private international distribution center operators. Theoretical and managerial implications of the research findings are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-27
Number of pages19
JournalTransportation Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transportation

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