Supply chain management in shipping
Supply chain management strategies began to be used in shipping for a short time. They will change the traditional concepts of liner or tramp, which are limited only to transport goods and less on what kind of opportunities they represent. The transition to this new concept will not be easy because the maritime market has a certain specific; the shipping companies are more interested in the price of a larger transport, in the cost reduction of the ships than in the direct affiliation to a supply chain. Some shipping companies are part of supply chains, even without involving in the strategies of the partners in the chain, having only transportation contractual relationship. In this paper, it will be presented and analyzed a number of situations in which the maritime shipping companies are. It will be presented a number of solutions for integrating maritime shipping companies in international organizations that require the existence of supply chains
Volume (Year): 19 (2013)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
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