Third-party logistics providers : towards a conceptual strategic model / Magnus Berglund.Material type: TextLanguage: English Series: Dissertations from the International Graduate School of Management and Industrial Engineering ; 7 | Linköping studies in science and technology. Thesis ; 642Publisher: Linköping : Department of Management and Economics, Linköping University, 1997Description: 215 s. illustrationerISBN:
- 658.5 23/swe
|Högskolan Väst Övre plan (3rd floor)
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Licentiatavhandling Linköping : Linköpings universitet, 1997
The purpose of the study is to: 1. develop a model for studying the strategies of third-party providers, and 2. preparing empirically supported hypotheses regarding the TPL providers strategies. Empirical data has been gathered from 21 Australian, European, and North- American targeted TPL providers, all recognized as large, innovative or influential industry representatives. The thesis propose an empirically supported model for studying positions or for positioning of TPL providers, based on both served markets and internal industry variables. Further, the TPL providers expected development, the values delivered to clients, and activity and capability for supply chain integration are explored. The results of the study indicate that the TPL providers in general have similar strategies, and expect to develop in similar ways. The main values provided to clients are Cost and the possibility to Focus on Core, and the main mechanisms for creating that value are Operative Competence and Systems Development.