Testbed simulation modelling in an open business ecosystem context–benchmarking logistics network performance LRN2018 SI invited paper

Kari Uusitalo, Petri Laine

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Abstract

This article examines whether holistic systems thinking in a performance measurement context can benefit business development and managerial decision-making in innovative companies utilising a business network. A single-case study examines a logistics network entity consisting of multiple companies committed to an open business ecosystem seeking to create new business opportunities and proposes a testbed simulation tool to benchmark three distinct conceptual models. The systemic approach offers both operational and strategic benefits in supporting managerial decision-making to deliver process efficiency and generate customer value. Findings conclude that holistic business perspective governs the complexity of a logistic system via deeper qualitative investigation, while hard systems thinking captures the quantitative details of the system allowing network performance optimisation.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Logistics Research and Applications
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2020
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • Logistics networks
  • management tool
  • open business ecosystem
  • performance measurement
  • simulation
  • systems thinking

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