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The Cash Flow Advantages of 3PLs as Supply Chain Orchestrators

时间:2017-11-06

Management Science and Information Systems' Seminar2017-12

 

Topic:The Cash Flow Advantages of 3PLs as Supply Chain Orchestrators

Speaker:Jeannette Song, The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University

Time:Thursday, November 9th, 10:00--12:00a.m

Place:Room 217, Guanghua Building 2

 

Abstract:

With an increasingly open global economy and advanced technologies, some third-party logistics providers (3PLs), such as Eternal Asia, have emerged as supply chain orchestrators, linking buyers with manufacturers worldwide. In addition to their traditional transportation services, these orchestrators provide procurement and financial assistance to buyers in the supply network, especially small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries. Oftentimes, the 3PLs can obtain payment delay arrangements from the financially stronger manufacturers, which in turn can be partially extended to the SME buyers, alleviating their high costs of capital. To illustrate the efficiency improvements of aforementioned practice, we use a model to explicitly capture the cash-flow dynamics in a sup