The research reported in this manuscript empirically compares the similarities and differences of logistics strategies for small and large manufacturing firms. The hypotheses focus on whether there are significant differences between logistics strategies of small and large manufacturing firms and whether logistics strategy outcomes differ. The findings indicate that there are many similarities but differences do exist. The results identify dimensions of logistics strategy and assess their impact on logistics coordination effectiveness, customer service commitment, and company/division competitive responsiveness.
Spillan, John E., Kohn, Jonathan W., & McGinnis, Michael A. (2010). A study of logistics strategies in small versus large U.S. manufacturing firms. Journal of Transportation Management, 21(1), 42-61. doi: 10.22237/jotm/1270080240