Management of disruptions by seaports: preliminary findings
Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics
Article publication date: 12 January 2015
The function of a port has evolved from a platform providing simple loading and unloading activities to a gateway that opens up numerous opportunities that proliferate economic benefits. The effects of globalization and modern supply chain trends have reinforced the role that ports play in supply chains. This calls for contemporary studies on supply chain management to expand to address the management of supply chain disruptions that originate from port operations. The purpose of this paper is to provide perspectives from the industry on the proposed management model that seeks to address port-related supply chain disruptions (PSCD).
In-depth interviews were conducted with professionals from the port management and port users to preliminarily substantiate the findings.
A list of port-related supply chain threats was first identified and their occurrences were analyzed. Then, through the interviews with the management of industry players, the factors which may affect the implementation of the management model have been identified.
This paper fills gaps in literature related to management of port risks and port resiliency.
The findings raised important issues in the management of PSCD with respect to strategic decision making and policy development.
This study contributes by aiming to minimize the potential of a list of identified threats through the implementation of a practical management model by port management to increase port resilience and maintain supply chain sustainability.
Loh, H.S. and Thai, V.V. (2015), "Management of disruptions by seaports: preliminary findings", Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics, Vol. 27 No. 1, pp. 146-162. https://doi.org/10.1108/APJML-04-2014-0053
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