Title: Supply chain management in the logistics industry: the case of Hong Kong

Authors: Kee-Hung Lai, T.C.E. Cheng

Addresses: Department of Logistics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong. ' Department of Logistics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Abstract: This paper has three main objectives: to examine supply chain management (SCM) in the logistics industry in Hong Kong; to identify the potential problems to the industry of practising SCM; and to provide recommendations on the implementation of SCM for the industry. These objectives have been achieved in this paper by a review of the related literature, a survey administered to over 1,100 companies in the industry, and a panel discussion with a group of logistics academics and industry practitioners. The implications of the findings are discussed and recommendations for the development of SCM in the industry are provided.

Keywords: supply chain management; SCM; implementation; logistics industry; Hong Kong.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLSM.2004.005536

International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, 2004 Vol.1 No.1, pp.26 - 37

Available online: 19 Oct 2004 *

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