Logistics-Production, Logistics-Marketing and External Integration: Their Impact on Performance

Economics and Business Working Paper No. 657

20 Pages Posted: 15 Oct 2003

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Cristina Giménez Thomsen

ESADE University Faculties - Department of Operations and Innovation Management

Eva Ventura

Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Abstract

Highly competitive environments are leading companies to implement Supply Chain Management (SCM) to improve performance and gain a competitive advantage. SCM involves integration, coordination and collaboration across organisations and throughout the supply chain. It means that SCM requires internal (intraorganisational) and external (interorganisational) integration. This paper examines the Logistics-Production and Logistics-Marketing interfaces and their relation with the external integration process. The study also investigates the causal impact of these internal and external relationships on the company's logistical service performance. To analyse this, an empirical study was conducted in the Spanish Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) sector.

Keywords: Logistics integration processes, internal and external integration, logistics performance

JEL Classification: L290, L660, C120, C490

Suggested Citation

Giménez Thomsen, Cristina and Ventura, Eva, Logistics-Production, Logistics-Marketing and External Integration: Their Impact on Performance. Economics and Business Working Paper No. 657. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=394923 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.394923

Cristina Giménez Thomsen (Contact Author)

ESADE University Faculties - Department of Operations and Innovation Management ( email )

Avda. de Pedralbes 60-62
Barcelona, 08034
Spain

HOME PAGE: http://www.esade.edu/profesorado/cristina.gimenez

Eva Ventura

Universitat Pompeu Fabra ( email )

Ramon Trias Fargas 25-27
Barcelona, 08005
Spain
+343-542-17-60 (Phone)
+343-542-17-46 (Fax)

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