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dc.contributor.authorChen, Jie
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-30T04:21:52Z
dc.date.available2012-08-30T04:21:52Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10179/3754
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study is to understand the current status of Chinese third party logistics (3PL) industry, and investigate the situation of 3PL services usage in China. An empirical research study is carried out to determine: the extent use of the third party logistics services in China, reasons for Chinese firms outsourcing logistics activities, reasons for Chinese firms not outsourcing logistics activities, the level of satisfaction of the company that outsource 3PL for their 3PL providers, selection criteria for choosing 3PL providers, organization impact of logistics outsourcing and future trend of Chinese logistics services. The results of this study are gathered through an online survey questionnaire. The respondents are working in the Chinese firms with the management level position or above. The data is analyzed by SPSS, ANOVA and Chi-square test. The present study has found that outsourcing 3PL services become very popular in China, more than half of Chinese firms outsource 3PL services. The use of 3PL services will be increasing in the future. Most user firms are satisfied with their providers’ performance. However, there is still high expectation for providers to improve. In general, Chinese outsourcing firms believe that outsourcing 3PL services would gain a number of benefits and impose positive impacts on their firms.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMassey Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe Authoren_US
dc.subjectBusiness logisticsen
dc.subjectContracting outen
dc.subjectThird party logisticsen
dc.subjectChinaen
dc.titleThe use of third party logistics services in China : a research report [i.e. thesis] presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Logistics and Supply China [i.e. Chain] Management at Massey University, Auckland, New Zealanden
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.disciplineLogistics and Supply Chain Managementen
thesis.degree.grantorMassey Universityen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Logistics and Supply Chain Management (M.L.&S.C.M.)en


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