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Transportation Effectiveness and Manufacturing Firm Performance

Michael Tracey (University of Idaho)

The International Journal of Logistics Management

ISSN: 0957-4093

Publication date: 1 July 2004

Abstract

Transportation is considered an important element of logistics and supply chain success. Yet it is often ignored as a source of competitive advantage. In this study, structural equation modeling is used to examine the impact of inbound and outbound transportation performance in terms of meeting delivery schedules and providing a timely reply to inquiries on the firm's ability to achieve product variety, product quality, manufacturing cost reduction, satisfactory delivery service, and acceptable overall performance.

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Citation

Tracey, M. (2004), "Transportation Effectiveness and Manufacturing Firm Performance", The International Journal of Logistics Management, Vol. 15 No. 2, pp. 31-50. https://doi.org/10.1108/09574090410700293

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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