International Journal of Supply Chain Management
School of Business and Law
Logistics activities have become much concerned by many companies in term of an effective and efficient selection of Third-Party Logistics (3PL) provider. The use of 3PL providers and its effects to the customer satisfaction is mostly discussed in the case of manufacturing industry considering information technology variable, but the inclusion of trust as moderating variable between customer loyalty and customer satisfaction is limited. In addition, the involvement of these variables will also be a reference for 3PL providers to improve their services. This article aims to identify the factors considered by Indonesian companies in selecting 3PL. Respondents of this research are managers of logistics or persons in charge of logistics activities. Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) is used to elaborate the relationship between factors affecting 3PL selection decision. The results indicate that Information Technology (IT) usage, service quality, trust and customer satisfaction are the factors affecting the companies to select a 3PL provider. Other results also show that there is a significant relationship between those factors. © 2020 ExcelingTech Pub, UK.
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