The Interaction of Internal and Downstream Integration and Its Association with Performance
Downstream Integration, Financial Performance, Internal Integration, Logistics Performance
Journal of Business Logistics
The authors study how internal and downstream integration and their interaction affect logistical and financial performance within the firm. The results indicate that internal and downstream integration and their interaction affect logistical performance — that is, the higher the internal integration, the stronger the relationship of downstream integration with logistical performance. The results also suggest that logistical performance directly predicts financial performance. The results suggest that superior performance derives from the firm simultaneously integrating functions, decision-making, and processes both within the firm and across the supply chain.
Original Publication Date
DOI of published version
Germain, Richard and Iyer, Karthik N.S., "The Interaction of Internal and Downstream Integration and Its Association with Performance" (2006). Faculty Publications. 2759.