The dynamics of the China logistics industry
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division.
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As required by the WTO accession, China is opening its logistics industry to international logistics companies. What are these companies' strategies in the China market, and how are Chinese domestic logistics companies responding? The author interviewed four executives in charge of China business from three major international logistics companies and one international logistics user, and surveyed the literature to track the investments and plans of international and Chinese logistics companies. The thesis analyzes the strategies of third-party logistics (3PL) providers in the China logistic industry, namely international companies, and Chinese state-owned and Chinese private companies. The research finds that network expansion is the main strategy for the international companies, and the tendency is to operate independently. Infrastructure and extensive network are the state-owned companies' main assets, and niche market expertise is the private companies' strategy to survive and compete in the China logistics industry. These three types of players will coexist in the short term in China, while in the long term, when the international logistics companies have set up their infrastructure and network, there will probably a new round of shuffling.
Thesis (M. Eng. in Logistics)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Engineering Systems Division, 2005.Includes bibliographical references (p. 77-81).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division.; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Engineering Systems Division.