Supplier-Customer collaboration: A Chinese 4PL case

Xu, Haolu (2008) Supplier-Customer collaboration: A Chinese 4PL case. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

As global competition is becoming an ever growing business reality, competition does not take place among individual businesses anymore but between their supply chains where collaboration has been a predominant factor in determining their success. This dissertation presents a case study in the topic of customer supplier collaboration from a unique point of view the one of a Chinese 4PL business dealing with both European and Chinese customers. The dissertation reveals collaboration being used as an asset by the company as a mean to satisfy their customer requirements and build competitive advantage and how customer's expectations and requirements provide a driving force for it to happen. The dissertation also explores the reality of differing collaboration requirements between a Chinese and a European customer.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Keywords: Supply chain, collaboratio, logistics, 4PL, Fourth party logistics, China
Depositing User: EP, Services
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2008
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2016 23:26
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/21795

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