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|Title: ||The Connection of International Logistics and Liner Shipping Services|
|Authors: ||Rong-Her Chiu|
|Contributors: ||NTOU:Department of Shipping and Transportation Management|
|Keywords: ||Logistics management;liner shipping;international logistics|
|Issue Date: ||2011-10-20T08:33:38Z
|Publisher: ||Maritime Quarterly|
|Abstract: ||Abstract:The importance of logistics to business enterprises has been advocated from the mid-1950s; the significance of logistics management to the national economy and business organisation has been fully recognized since the 1990s. As a result, logistics management has emerged as a powerful managerial tool in creating and sustaining a company's competitive edge. Although the logistics process is complicated and includes a great deal of activities, it could be managed through using channel concept. In view of shipping service, as a kind of most important logistics activity included in transport function, is very significant as a link to connect the nodes in international logistics channel system, this paper tries to explore the connection of international logistics and liner shipping services. The major purpose is to investigate the role of liner shipping in logistics channels. In addition, it provides some evolution of liner services to help facilitate international logistics process. In coping with shippers' total logistics requirements, many liner shipping carriers have made effrots to upgrade their service quality and supply more and more value-added services package. The content of the paper is organised as follows: I. Introduction; II. The concept of logistics (including the definition, the logistics activities and functions, as well as logistics channel approach); III. The operation of International logistics channels; IV. Total system analysis of maritime logistics channels; V. The role of liner services in international logistics channels; and finally VI. Conclusion.|
|Relation: ||8(3), pp.39-58|
|Appears in Collections:||[航運管理學系] 期刊論文|
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