A dynamic framework for managing horizontal cooperation in logistics Online publication date: Sat, 10-Jan-2009
by Sven Verstrepen, Martine Cools, Frans Cruijssen, Wout Dullaert
International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management (IJLSM), Vol. 5, No. 3/4, 2009
Abstract: This paper first explores the motives and drivers that Logistic Service Providers (LSPs) may feel to start up horizontal cooperation. Secondly, a classification supporting LSPs in their search for a suitable collaboration structure is developed based on distinguishing cooperation characteristics encountered in practice. The third contribution consists of a description of the typical life cycle of a partnership and how it can be managed over time. Partnerships are presented as a means for LSPs to cope with increasingly difficult market conditions. In addition, they offer positive side effects for society and the environment.
Online publication date: Sat, 10-Jan-2009
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