Title: Online dynamic partnership in global logistics: a conceptual framework

Authors: Wai Hung Wong; Sung-Chi Chu; Yer Van Hui

Addresses: Department of Supply Chain Management, Hang Seng Management College, Hang Shin Link, Siu Lek Yuen, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong ' Department of DSE, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong ' College of Business, City University of Hong Kong, 83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong

Abstract: Supply chain logistics demands collaborative partnering and planning online by agents of unique but connected capabilities in the global logistics community. To continue serving very different shipment requests, agents must be able to find the right partners to collectively achieve enhanced logistics process performance whilst staying competitive individually. In this paper, we define dynamic partnership as the active integration of resources (agents) online to co-create value as a service for global supply chain logistics. The conceptual underpinning of dynamic partnership is to maximise the four e-rights for the online logistics community, validated by the three core factors, namely credibility, reliability and viability for successful partnership. A survey of logistics service providers in Hong Kong confirms the relevancy of the four e-rights and three core factors in collaboration efforts. A conceptual analysis with respect to partnership flexibility, collaboration and performance of dynamic partnership is given.

Keywords: dynamic partnerships; online collaboration; global logistics; electronic business; e-business; resource integration; online logistics; credibility; reliability; viability; logistics service providers; Hong Kong.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEB.2013.056836

International Journal of Electronic Business, 2013 Vol.10 No.4, pp.383 - 405

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 21 Aug 2013 *

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