Gdynia Maritime University, Poland
Higher market concentration in the Maritime Container Shipping Market means that supply chains need to adapt to rapidly changing market conditions, where dominant role is played by top container operators. Strongly integrated supply side of the market impacts on the efficiency of supply chains passing through it. Strategic alliances enhanced this phenomenon. In this state of affairs, the most suitable supply chain strategy is resilient, which main characteristics are operating free of errors in an unpredictable and full of disruptions situations and despite of these failures managing to fulfill its tasks and deliver its products or services. The aim of this paper, based on literature review, is an attempt to discuss selected issues of the supply chain efficiency on the MCSM and develop efficiency indicators for SC passing through MCSM with respect to time and cost.
Key words: maritime container shipping market, supply chain management, measurement of efficiency, supply chain efficiency, market concentration
Last Update: October 18, 2018