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Synergy Degree Evaluation Based on Synergetics for Sustainable Logistics Enterprises

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School of Transportation and Logistics, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu 610031, China
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Business School, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610065, China
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Sustainability 2018, 10(7), 2187; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10072187
Received: 3 June 2018 / Revised: 23 June 2018 / Accepted: 25 June 2018 / Published: 27 June 2018
Today, logistics activities have become a major source of pollution that affects the environment and green logistics is becoming a hot topic. A logistics company’s operating strategy determines the direction of logistics activities and impact degree of logistics activities on the environment. And in logistics enterprises, there is a direct relationship between efficiency and collaboration as collaboration can reduce logistics costs and the negative impact of the bullwhip effect and increase the service level. Synergy degree evaluation, therefore, is crucial to analyze collaboration, identify vulnerabilities, promote development and is also a key step in building a green logistics system. This paper employs Synergetics to comprehensively evaluate the synergy degree in sustainable logistics enterprises. First, Synergetics is introduced to evaluate the synergy degree of sustainable logistics enterprises and the basic Synergetics principles are presented. Second, based on the Law of the Factors of Production, the synergy elements and logistics enterprise content is divided into three main factors: subject elements, object elements and facility and equipment elements. Then, a measurement model and framework for the synergy degree of logistics enterprises is built. Finally, a case study is given to verify the effectiveness of the proposed model and framework. It was found that the higher the logistics enterprise synergy degree, the higher the efficiency. View Full-Text
Keywords: logistics enterprise; sustainable; Synergetics; synergy degree; synergy elements logistics enterprise; sustainable; Synergetics; synergy degree; synergy elements
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Huang, J.; Shuai, Y.; Liu, Q.; Zhou, H.; He, Z. Synergy Degree Evaluation Based on Synergetics for Sustainable Logistics Enterprises. Sustainability 2018, 10, 2187.

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