An empirical research on developing a logistics performance scale


COŞKUN A. E., ERTURGUT R.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRODUCTIVITY AND PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT, vol.71, no.7, pp.2605-2629, 2022 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 71 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1108/ijppm-10-2020-0513
  • Journal Name: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRODUCTIVITY AND PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, ABI/INFORM, Aerospace Database, Business Source Elite, Business Source Premier, Communication Abstracts, EBSCO Education Source, INSPEC, Metadex, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.2605-2629
  • Keywords: Logistics performance, Efficiency, Differentiation, Agility, Flexibility, Effectiveness, Scale development, RESOURCE-BASED VIEW, SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT, MANUFACTURING ORGANIZATIONS, AGILITY, SERVICE, SUSTAINABILITY, CAPABILITIES, FLEXIBILITY, PERSPECTIVE, KNOWLEDGE
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Purpose The main objective of this study is to identify reliable and valid performance dimensions for both the identification and quantification of logistics performance that continues its development in the academic literature. Design/methodology/approach Quantitative research approach was used in the scale development process. First, the logistical performance literature was analyzed in detail, and it was evaluated that the logistics performance consists mainly of logistics efficiency, logistics differentiation, logistics agility and logistics effectiveness dimensions. During the scale development process, opinions were obtained from academics, industry managers and pilot applications were carried out. For the implementation of the developed scale, a total of 108 companies engaged in logistics activities in Turkey were identified, and the developed scale was applied to 398 logistics professionals. Findings A 28-item logistics performance scale has been developed based on the resource-based theory to measure totally five-dimensional performance. First, the three items under the logistics agility dimension were separated from this dimension as a result of the exploratory factor analysis, and it was understood that these items belong to the "logistics flexibility" dimension. The established structure was supported by confirmatory factor analysis. The reliability and validity of the scale are within the range of acceptable values. Research limitations/implications The research data were collected from the Western Mediterranean region. The scale should be tested in different geographies. Originality/value By means of establishing a valid and reliable scale for logistics performance and its sub-dimensions, it is evaluated that this study will contribute to future research based on the measurement of logistics performance.