Alexandre M. Rodrigues (M.Sc. Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) is a Doctoral Candidate in Operations Management and Logistics in the Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management at Michigan State University. His research interests focus on modeling the impact of supply chain planning and operational initiatives on logistical performance.
LINKING STRATEGY, STRUCTURE, PROCESS, AND PERFORMANCE IN INTEGRATED LOGISTICS
Article first published online: 10 MAY 2011
2004 Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals
Journal of Business Logistics
Volume 25, Issue 2, pages 65–94, Autumn 2004
How to Cite
Rodrigues, A. M., Stank, T. P. and Lynch, D. F. (2004), LINKING STRATEGY, STRUCTURE, PROCESS, AND PERFORMANCE IN INTEGRATED LOGISTICS. JOURNAL OF BUSINESS LOGISTICS, 25: 65–94. doi: 10.1002/j.2158-1592.2004.tb00182.x
- Issue published online: 10 MAY 2011
- Article first published online: 10 MAY 2011
- Logistical Competencies;
The current research was undertaken to present and test a framework of supply chain logistics integration that synthesizes current logistics thought with an established theory of organizational design. The framework portrays performance as an outcome of appropriate alignment between strategy, structure, and processes. The results support the contention that a firm that pursues a relational strategy, develops information and measurement structures to support relational processes, and then uses these tools to implement and execute integrated operations will experience high levels of logistical performance. In addition, the results indicate that superior logistics performance is related to simultaneous integration of internal and external operational processes.