Knowledge synthesis and innovative logistics processes: enhancing operational flexibility and performance

Scott J Grawe, Patricia J Daugherty, Anthony S Roath

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Abstract

Research results are presented providing an empirical examination of the impact of knowledge synthesis and innovative logistics processes on operational flexibility. The research is theoretically grounded in the resource-based view of the firm, augmented with the knowledge-based view. Knowledge synthesis and innovative logistics processes are proposed as key resources in the development of an important logistics capability: operational flexibility. A structural model analysis of survey data collected from logistics executives supports the proposed relationships and indicates that innovative logistics processes can lead to greater operational flexibility. Operational flexibility is also shown to lead to higher levels of logistics performance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-80
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Business Logistics
Volume32
Issue number1
Early online date27 Mar 2011
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011

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