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Sustainability 2018, 10(7), 2444; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10072444

A Comparative Analysis Selecting the Transport Routes of Electronics Components from China to Vietnam

Graduate School of Logistics, Incheon National University, 119, Academy-Ro, YeonSu-Gu, Incheon 22012, Korea
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Received: 29 May 2018 / Revised: 8 July 2018 / Accepted: 9 July 2018 / Published: 12 July 2018
(This article belongs to the Section Sustainable Transportation)
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Abstract

Vietnam has successfully integrated itself into the global value chains (GVCs) as a base for the assembly and production of electronics goods and mobile phones beyond China. Therefore, adequate transport routes from China to Vietnam are essential factors for a seamless supply chain. This study aimed to evaluate the competing transport routes for door-to-door transportation from Shenzhen (China) to Hai Phong (Vietnam) from the logistics service providers and shippers’ perspective. The Delphi method and the Consistent Fuzzy Preference Relations (CFPR) method were employed, using both qualitative and quantitative factors. The results illustrate that, among the principal factors, reliability is prioritized, followed by transportation costs, transportation mode capacity, and transportation time. Meanwhile, of the sub-factors, risk of freight damage and loss is the most important. The route using airway and truck is preferred over the two alternatives. Furthermore, a sensitivity analysis was conducted to examine the possibility of rank reversal. Thus, the study offers crucial academic and practical implications. View Full-Text
Keywords: route selection; electronic components; CFPR; global value chains; China; Vietnam route selection; electronic components; CFPR; global value chains; China; Vietnam
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Pham, T.Y.; Yeo, G.-T. A Comparative Analysis Selecting the Transport Routes of Electronics Components from China to Vietnam. Sustainability 2018, 10, 2444.

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