Managers' perspectives of logistics and supply chain changes during the recent economic downturn

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/223057
Title:
Managers' perspectives of logistics and supply chain changes during the recent economic downturn
Authors:
Bentley, Yongmei ( 0000-0002-4597-4664 )
Abstract:
This research has examined the decisions taken by logistics and supply chain managers across three countries during the economic recession of 2008–2010. A quasi-longitudinal approach was adopted, with four questionnaire survey rounds being carried out across the period, with a total of over 300 responses being received. The findings from the first two survey rounds indicated that only a limited number of companies had made significant changes to their logistics strategies, but this number increased as the recession continued. While the most common company response was to downsize the organisation, there were also other strategic changes such as those in the use of third-party logistics, in warehousing choices, and in a move to more local suppliers. In the broader context, the results contribute to the understanding of how companies evolve their logistics strategies when dealing with significant changes in their external environment.
Citation:
Bentley, Y. (2011) 'Managers' perspectives of logistics and supply chain changes during the recent economic downturn' The International Journal of Logistics: Research and Applications 14 (6): 427-441
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Journal:
The International Journal of Logistics: Research and Applications
Issue Date:
2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/223057
DOI:
10.1080/13675567.2011.640995
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13675567.2011.640995
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1367-5567
EISSN:
1469-848X
Appears in Collections:
Business and Information Systems Research Centre (BISC)

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBentley, Yongmeien_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-10T13:20:52Zen
dc.date.available2012-05-10T13:20:52Zen
dc.date.issued2011en
dc.identifier.citationBentley, Y. (2011) 'Managers' perspectives of logistics and supply chain changes during the recent economic downturn' The International Journal of Logistics: Research and Applications 14 (6): 427-441en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1367-5567en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13675567.2011.640995en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/223057en
dc.description.abstractThis research has examined the decisions taken by logistics and supply chain managers across three countries during the economic recession of 2008–2010. A quasi-longitudinal approach was adopted, with four questionnaire survey rounds being carried out across the period, with a total of over 300 responses being received. The findings from the first two survey rounds indicated that only a limited number of companies had made significant changes to their logistics strategies, but this number increased as the recession continued. While the most common company response was to downsize the organisation, there were also other strategic changes such as those in the use of third-party logistics, in warehousing choices, and in a move to more local suppliers. In the broader context, the results contribute to the understanding of how companies evolve their logistics strategies when dealing with significant changes in their external environment.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13675567.2011.640995en
dc.subjecteconomic downturnen
dc.subjectlogisticsen
dc.subjectsupply chainen
dc.subjectmanagementen
dc.titleManagers' perspectives of logistics and supply chain changes during the recent economic downturnen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1469-848Xen
dc.identifier.journalThe International Journal of Logistics: Research and Applicationsen_GB
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