The influence of sustainable logistic practices and supplier support on logistics transport performance: An empirical review on Malaysian logistics service providers
The article aims to focus on sustainable logistics practices and how their transport service providers performance is while offering transport services to manufacturers. The literature on sustainability indicators integrating social, environmental and economic dimensions are seldom appeared in the literature particularly in the logistics freight transport segment. In fact, the social aspect of sustainability practices was totally neglected in the literature and hence a study of this nature is initiated. The mediating effect of buyer supplier relationship between practices and performance has been further investigated. The framework has been developed from extensive synthesis of literature related to Sustainable Logistics Practices and Logistics Transport Performance with the mediating effect of supplier support. The study highlights on the manufacturers’ perceptions on transport logistics services. The existing research gaps on sustainable logistics were critically evaluated and is addressed through the research framework. This paper used triple bottom line approach to gauge the performance of trasnport service provider, TBL approach was less explored, therefore this research helps to address the gap identified under the sustainability logistics. In particular, most of the research on logistics practices either focus on individual dimension or combination of two dimensions based on environmental and economic aspects only. The present paper is among the few studies to conceptualize sustainability logistic practices for logistic freight transport sector in developing a holistic business model which includes social dimension as well.
Keywords: Sustainable Logistics Practices; Logistics Transport Performance; Logistics Service Provider; Supplier Support
Reference to this paper should be made as follows: Kumar, K. M. (2022). The influence of sustainable logistic practices and supplier support on logistics transport performance: An empirical review on Malaysian logistics service providers. Journal of Entrepreneurship, Business and Economics, 10(1), 141–176.
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