A Collaborative Supply Chain Management System for a Maritime Port Logistics Chain

L.M. Ascencio, R.G. González-Ramírez, L.A. Bearzotti, N.R. Smith, J.F. Camacho-Vallejo


In this article we propose a collaborative logistics framework for a Port Logistics Chain (PLC) based on the principlesof Supply Chain Management (SCM) that rely on stakeholders integration and collaboration, providing a referencemodel for the inland coordination of the PLC. A comprehensive literature review was conducted, analyzing severalcases in which SCM practices have been implemented as well as studies related to port development, governance,coordination and best practices associated. This background information was used to identify current gaps in logisticsmanagement practices and potential scopes of intervention within the PLC to suggest a redesign process andconfigure new structures under a collaborative scheme, following the guidelines of SCM.


Port Logistics Chain; Supply Chain Management; Demand Management; Orders Management; Vehicle Management

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