To read this content please select one of the options below:

Transportation Effectiveness and Manufacturing Firm Performance

Michael Tracey (University of Idaho)

The International Journal of Logistics Management

ISSN: 0957-4093

Article publication date: 1 July 2004



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.



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



Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2004, Authors

Related articles