Assessment of the Role of Third-Party Transporters’ Practices on Logistics Performance: Case of Habesha Breweries S.Co.

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Addis Ababa University


One of the components of logistic management is transportation which plays a significant role in delivering a good from the point of origin to point of destination. This section of operation could be performed in house capability of an organization or would be outsourced to those who are specialized on the subject matter- named as 3PL – third-party logistics providers. 3PL engage in different forms of logistics practices like warehousing, transportation, etc. The main objective of this research or study was to assess the 3PL transporters’ practices on the logistics performance of Habesha Breweries and to do so, a quantitative research approach was engaged where the data was collected through questionaries and personal interviews to gather the primary data and some of the organization's data had been reviewed as a secondary source of data. From the population of 96 respondents 77 of them – 80% of the response rate – had responded. The data were analyzed under descriptive and inferential statistics. According to the finding, there exists a significant positive correlation among the 3PL transporters practices and logistics performance, delivery speed has significant and positive relationships among all of the independent variables- inbound logistics practice, customer response, and product return. Thus, it is recommended that the company should arrange and/or enforce the transporters to arrange safe driving training and FSMS (Food and Safety Management System) for their respective drivers to enhance operational efficiency and to reduce unnecessary costs. The lack of this training was the major challenge that was experienced and observed during the study.



3PL providers, transporters, logistics Performance