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Evaluating the sustainability of national logistics performance using Data Envelopment Analysis

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Evaluating the sustainability of national logistics performance using Data Envelopment Analysis. / Rashidi, K.; Cullinane, K.

I: Transport Policy, Bind 74, 02.2019, s. 35-46.

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title = "Evaluating the sustainability of national logistics performance using Data Envelopment Analysis",
abstract = "The objective of this paper is to evaluate the sustainability of operational logistics performance within a sample of OECD nations and to compare this to the most widely known national measure, the Logistics Performance Index (LPI), as developed by the World Bank. Data Envelopment Analysis is applied to derive an efficiency score reflecting the degree to which sustainable operational logistics performance (SOLP) is achieved within each sample nation. A comparison between the national rankings achieved under the LPI and SOLP evaluation regimes reveal that there is a statistically insignificant monotonic correlation between them. While one country may be a top performer with respect to one of the evaluation approaches, it does not emerge as such under the other. However, the results of the analysis suggest that logistics industries of the United States, the Netherlands, Norway and Australia are found to be top performers under both approaches, while that of Greece, Korea, Italy and Portugal are found to be poor performers under both. The paper concludes that the SOLP approach provides useful information that supplements that provided by the LPI, but that it better facilitates performance improvements within a nation's logistics industry by helping to identify the sources of inefficiency and the nations which possess benchmark performing logistics sectors.",
keywords = "Data envelopment analysis, Logistics industry, Logistics performance index, OECD countries, Sustainable operational logistics, data envelopment analysis, environmental economics, logistics, OECD, performance assessment, sustainability, Australia, Greece, Italy, Korea, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, United States",
author = "K. Rashidi and K. Cullinane",
note = "Cited By :6 Export Date: 29 January 2020 Correspondence Address: Rashidi, K.; Dept of Business Administration, School of Business, Economics and Law, University of GothenburgSweden; email: Kamran.rashidi@handels.gu.se",
year = "2019",
month = feb,
doi = "10.1016/j.tranpol.2018.11.014",
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pages = "35--46",
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N2 - The objective of this paper is to evaluate the sustainability of operational logistics performance within a sample of OECD nations and to compare this to the most widely known national measure, the Logistics Performance Index (LPI), as developed by the World Bank. Data Envelopment Analysis is applied to derive an efficiency score reflecting the degree to which sustainable operational logistics performance (SOLP) is achieved within each sample nation. A comparison between the national rankings achieved under the LPI and SOLP evaluation regimes reveal that there is a statistically insignificant monotonic correlation between them. While one country may be a top performer with respect to one of the evaluation approaches, it does not emerge as such under the other. However, the results of the analysis suggest that logistics industries of the United States, the Netherlands, Norway and Australia are found to be top performers under both approaches, while that of Greece, Korea, Italy and Portugal are found to be poor performers under both. The paper concludes that the SOLP approach provides useful information that supplements that provided by the LPI, but that it better facilitates performance improvements within a nation's logistics industry by helping to identify the sources of inefficiency and the nations which possess benchmark performing logistics sectors.

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KW - OECD countries

KW - Sustainable operational logistics

KW - data envelopment analysis

KW - environmental economics

KW - logistics

KW - OECD

KW - performance assessment

KW - sustainability

KW - Australia

KW - Greece

KW - Italy

KW - Korea

KW - Netherlands

KW - Norway

KW - Portugal

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