Title: Research on the development of agricultural products logistics in China based on ISM model

Authors: Yuhan Wang; Wenbing Wu; Shuxiang Wang

Addresses: School of Economics and Management, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing 100044, China ' School of Economics and Management, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing 100044, China ' School of Economics and Management, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing 100044, China

Abstract: Agricultural products logistics is of great significance to regulating the supply and demand, protecting the income of peasant households and increasing the added value of agricultural products. The agricultural products logistics in China has the characteristics of long chain, multiple nodes and many influencing factors, which makes it difficult for the government and enterprises to find the effective focus of resource allocation. In view of this situation, this paper summarises 13 key factors that affect the development of agricultural products logistics in China on basis of the connotation of agricultural products logistics, in combination with actual development and expert opinions. Then, the paper establishes five-level hierarchical structure of those factors in the use of interpretive structural modelling (ISM), which intuitively reflects the hierarchical association among the influencing factors. Finally, according to the five-level hierarchical structure, this paper puts forward targeted development suggestions for relevant departments and enterprises.

Keywords: agricultural products logistics; interpretive structural modelling; ISM; influencing factors; China.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIMS.2018.090577

International Journal of Internet Manufacturing and Services, 2018 Vol.5 No.1, pp.22 - 37

Received: 14 Mar 2017
Accepted: 06 Sep 2017

Published online: 19 Mar 2018 *

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