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Title: The Role Of Transportation In Logistics Chain Performance The Case Of East Africa Bottling Share Company
???metadata.dc.contributor.*???: Solomon Markos (PhD)
Samuel, Workneh
Keywords: Logistics chain;Transportation
Issue Date: 12-Jul-2016
Publisher: aau
Abstract: Effective logistics chain management has become a potentially valuable way of securing competitive advantage through enhancing operational and improving organizational performances since competition is so high and growing from time to time. This paper by considering this fact and central role of transportation at every logistics activity, performed the study by identifying roles of transportation (connecting, storage and creating time and place utility) and logistics performance dimensions (logistics differentiation, effectiveness and efficiency) in order to see the relationship between transportation and logistics chain performance. The data to conduct the study was collected from 82 staff of the company using questionnaire. the practice of transportation was analyzed using descriptive statistics like mean and standard deviation as per the result weakness observed in areas of timely reply to special enquiry, flexibility and some human and non human factors affecting performance of transportation is identified. The relationships proposed in the framework were tested using Pearson correlation, and the causal relations were analyzed using regression analysis. From the result of the analysis it is concluded that there is strong relationship between role of transportation and Logistics chain performance and between transportation practice and logistics chain performance also the relationship between the roles of transportation and logistics performance dimension is strong. Hence, it is to the benefit of the company to give due emphasis to improving transportation service in order to benefit from better logistics performance.
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