Integrated logistics: achieving logistics performance improvements

Patricia J. Daugherty (Associate Professor of Marketing and Distribution, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA)
Alexander E. Ellinger (Doctoral Candidate, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA)
Craig M. Gustin (Executive Consultant, Ernst & Young)

Supply Chain Management

ISSN: 1359-8546

Publication date: 1 December 1996


Presents the results of a recent survey of logistics executives concerning their perceptions regarding integrated logistics. Focuses discussion on an assessment of the current level of implementation of the integrated logistics concept among US firms and provides support for a relationship between integration and logistical performance improvements. Reveals that the results have significant managerial implications as more organizations place emphasis on supply chain management, and that internal and external integration are necessary to facilitate channel‐wide linkages and enhance channel efficiency.



Daugherty, P., Ellinger, A. and Gustin, C. (1996), "Integrated logistics: achieving logistics performance improvements", Supply Chain Management, Vol. 1 No. 3, pp. 25-33.

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