Agents of various capabilities in the logistics community individually or together collaboratively serve very different shipment requests offline. With the challenges of global e-business, the capabilities of collaborative partnering and planning online increase agents’ competitiveness and enhance logistics process performance. In this paper, we define dynamic partnership – a conceptual underpinning to maximize the four e-rights for the online logistics community. Three core factors, namely credibility, reliability and viability are introduced to guide successful partnership online. A survey of logistics service providers in Hong Kong confirms the relevancy of the four e-rights and three core factors in collaboration efforts. A conceptual analysis with respect to partnership flexibility, collaboration and performance of dynamic partnership is given. To realize such partnership in the logistics community, the electronic platform requirements are identified.
Wong, Wai Hung; Chu, Sung Chi; and Hui, Yer Van, "Dynamic Partnership in Online Logistics Community" (2010). ICEB 2010 Proceedings. 10.