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Resource-capability of halal logistics services, its extent and impact on performance

K. Noorliza (Department of Operations, School of Management, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia)

Journal of Islamic Marketing

ISSN: 1759-0833

Article publication date: 30 April 2020

Issue publication date: 12 May 2021




The purpose of this paper is to examine the extent of emergent resource-capability, its configurations and its impacts on customer service innovation and cost advantages in the context of the halal dynamic environment.


The study performed a cluster analysis on a sample of 123 Malaysian halal-based third-party logistics (3PL) providers.


The findings reveal that the emergent resource-capability comprising physical, technology, knowledge, relational and organizational is advanced uniformly into low, medium and high level. The high resource-capability is significantly different with the medium and low resource-capability, while the medium resource-capability is significantly different with the low resource-capability. The extent of emergent resource-capability has a significantly positive effect on customer service innovation and cost advantage. Especially, high and medium resource-capabilities have enhanced greater customer service innovation and cost advantage significantly, indicating the higher the extent of resource-capability, the greater the enhancement of performance.

Practical implications

3PL providers or logistician professionals should understand the extent of emergent resource-capability to empower the competitiveness of service innovation and cost in the dynamic environment.


The study expands the knowledge with regard to resource-capability complexities which clarify the uniform extent of five emergent resource-capability naturally and provides empirical evidence on the emergent resource-capability of halal logistics services that can empower a successful halal logistics services and competitiveness.



Noorliza, K. (2021), "Resource-capability of halal logistics services, its extent and impact on performance", Journal of Islamic Marketing, Vol. 12 No. 4, pp. 813-829.



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