A study on the factors affecting warehouse operations performance

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A study on the factors affecting warehouse operations performance

 

Author: Lo, Chun-tung Marco
Title: A study on the factors affecting warehouse operations performance
Degree: M.Sc.
Year: 2008
Subject: Hong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertations.
Warehouses -- Management.
Department: Graduate School of Business
Pages: 76 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm.
Language: English
InnoPac Record: http://library.polyu.edu.hk/record=b2240591
URI: http://theses.lib.polyu.edu.hk/handle/200/3591
Abstract: In modem supply chain management model, time is always a crucial factor in any supply chain network design. Speeding up cargo movement within the supply chain network is a goal that all the business owners want to attain. Higher turnover rate implies cargoes stay a shorter time in the supply chain framework, which saves inventory's holding cost and increases the business's profit margin directly. In this research, an in-depth study on the warehouse operations performance has been carried out. This study aims to identify factors affecting the holistic warehouse operations process, and the degree these factors influence the warehouse operations performance. The multiple regression model has been applied to find out the answer. Finally, the following three factors, timeliness of truck arrival, attitude towards information sharing and pre-receiving cargo information have been proven to cause significant and predominant influence to warehouse operations performance.

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