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Quality management for seaports integrated in supply chains


Tran, H and Cahoon, S and Chen, S-L, Quality management for seaports integrated in supply chains, International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics, 4, (4) pp. 376-392. ISSN 1756-6517 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1504/IJSTL.2012.049309


Over the years, seaports have evolved through various generations to become an integral node in supply chains. Continual reforms have been required for seaports to change their organisational structure and management practice to provide higher quality of service whilst maintaining lower costs to ensure long-term sustainability. To achieve this, a framework of quality management practices for modern day seaports integrated in supply chains is proposed. Based on the framework, the practices and attributes for seaport quality management are conceptually developed and empirically tested through a postal survey of senior seaport managers in Vietnam. The findings show that eight internal and four external quality practices are recognised by senior managers as being important conditions for quality management in seaports, however, further investigation of the external practices is recommended as seaports and supply chains become further integrated and dependent on a global scale.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:supply chain integration, seaport, quality management
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Transportation, logistics and supply chains
Research Field:Logistics
Objective Division:Transport
Objective Group:Water transport
Objective Field:Domestic passenger water transport (e.g. ferries)
UTAS Author:Tran, H (Ms Thanh Tran)
UTAS Author:Cahoon, S (Professor Stephen Cahoon)
UTAS Author:Chen, S-L (Associate Professor Peggy Chen)
ID Code:81314
Year Published:2012
Web of Science® Times Cited:8
Deposited By:NC Ports and Shipping
Deposited On:2012-11-29
Last Modified:2018-04-12
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