The Role of Port Performance in Gateway Logistics and Supply Chain Management
B. Saroja Rani* (Research Scholar, School of Management Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, India), P.V.V. Satyanarayana (Assistant Professor, School of Management Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, India) and P. Vijaya Kumar (Programme Director, School of Management Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, India) *Corresponding author's Email
Rani, B. Saroja; Satyanarayana, P. V. V. and Kumar, P. Vijaya (2019), “The Role of Port Performance in Gateway Logistics and Supply Chain Management”, MERC Global’s International Journal of Management, Vol. 7, Special Issue 1, pp. 47-54.
Submitted: February 07, 2019, Revision received: March 10, 2019, Accepted: March 19, 2019
In worldwide exchange, a portal can be characterised as a hub in a globalised production network that fills in as a basic connection between topographical zones or areas by giving an arrangement of road, rail, sea and air transportation framework of national essentials for universal exchange. In particular, passages can give this basic capacity by going about as foremost exchange focuses for local and universal cargo developments and by giving a sheltered quick and financially savvy access to the commercial centre by means of incorporation of their capacities and the coordination exercises of different components in the inventory network. In order for gateways to function effectively, it is clear that not only should the sea, land, air and other communication modes are well connected and integrated, it is also important that the transport infrastructure provided (i.e. Seaports, airports and transport) are world class. In addition, the outside condition, wherein these transportation hubs wind up in, should be free of exchanging obstructions and authoritative snags, which could ruin the free progression of merchandise, individuals and data - one of the significant prerequisites for effective portals. This paper is an attempt to explain the role of port performance in gateway logistics and supply chain management.
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