An exploratory quantitative study on the relationship between profit contribution information and firm-wide internal integration is presented. Specifically, the authors examine how profit contribution information availability impacts firm-wide internal integration and, subsequently, logistics performance. This study provides greater insight into the area; only a few studies have empirically examined the impact of profit contribution information within a firm. The primary implication is that firms should utilize specific types of information, i.e. profit contribution information, for making more informed operational and strategic decisions. The paper also underscores the managerial value of using profit contribution information in decision making and planning.
Grawe, Scott J., Chen, Haozhe, Mattioda, Daniel D. & Daugherty, Patricia J. (2008). Profit contribution information’s impact on internal integration. Journal of Transportation Management, 19(2), 38-53. doi: 10.22237/jotm/1220227440