Title: Logistics management requirements and logistics performance efficiency: the role of logistics management practices - evidence from Egypt

Authors: Hend Medhat Amin; Tamer Mohamed Shahwan

Addresses: Management Department, Faculty of Commerce, Zagazig University, P.O. Box 44519, Zagazig, Sharkia, Egypt ' Management Department, Faculty of Commerce, Zagazig University, P.O. Box 44519, Zagazig, Sharkia, Egypt

Abstract: This study examines the availability of logistics management requirements, i.e., organisational requirements (OR), informational requirements (IR) and human resource requirements (HRR) and their impact on logistics performance efficiency, particularly the mediation effects of logistics management practices in this relationship within Egyptian engineering industries firms. Data is collected based on a survey questionnaire directed to 194 observations within the selected firms. The operating costs average is used as an indicator of the logistics performance efficiency since it measures the efficiency inversely. Our findings reveal significant variations in managers' perception of logistics management concept among the selected firms. The findings also reveal significant differences among the selected Egyptian corporations according to the availability degree of logistics management requirements and practices. At the same time, the study partially supports the significant impact of logistics management requirements on logistics performance efficiency where logistics management practices play full and partial mediating roles in this relationship.

Keywords: logistics management requirements; LMRs; logistics management practices; LMPs; logistics performance efficiency; emerging markets; Egypt.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLSM.2020.103859

International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, 2020 Vol.35 No.1, pp.1 - 27

Received: 21 Oct 2017
Accepted: 02 May 2018

Published online: 27 Nov 2019 *

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