Title: Improving logistics performance for one belt one road: a conceptual framework for supply chain risk management in Chinese third-party logistics providers

Authors: Michael Wang; Ferry Jie; Ahmad Abareshi

Addresses: Monash University, 900 Dandenong Rd, Caulfield East VIC 3145, Australia ' Edith Cowan University, 270 Joondalup Dr, Joondalup WA 6027, Australia ' RMIT University, Bld 80 Level 8, 445 Swanston Street, Melbourne 3000, Australia

Abstract: The Chinese Government recently launched one belt one road to reform and speed up the development of Chinese economy in the world. One belt one road (OBOR) strategy heavily relied on the traditional logistical trade routes including terrestrial and oceanic Silk Road. The purpose of this paper is to present a conceptual framework for managing supply chain risks and improving logistics performance under the OBOR initiative in Chinese third-party logistics service providers. There are very few studies on risk management in the OBOR initiative. We focus on the innovation, customer response and flexibility in the third-party logistics providers. This would provide a guide for both academics and practitioners to manage supply chain risks and improve logistics performance and enlighten them to pay attention to supply chain risk management in the Chinese third-party logistics sector. In addition, this contributes to the supply chain and logistics management in one belt one road literature.

Keywords: logistics performance; supply chain management; risk management; one belt one road; OBOR; China.

DOI: 10.1504/IJASM.2018.10016163

International Journal of Agile Systems and Management, 2018 Vol.11 No.4, pp.364 - 380

Received: 01 May 2017
Accepted: 22 Apr 2018

Published online: 18 Sep 2018 *

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