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An innovative business model based on the integration of finance and logistics operations

Zhao Daozhi, Mapeng Bai, Charles Mbohwa
Journal of Transport and Supply Chain Management | Vol 6, No 1 | a28 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/jtscm.v6i1.28 | © 2012 Zhao Daozhi, Mapeng Bai, Charles Mbohwa | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 15 November 2012 | Published: 30 November 2012

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Zhao Daozhi, Logistics and Supply Chain Management Department, School of Management, Tianjin University, China
Mapeng Bai, Management Department, Tianjin T&B International Logistics Co., Ltd., China
Charles Mbohwa, Corresponding Author, Department of Quality and Operations Management, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

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Abstract

This article advances a new logistics financing model based on the notes receivable. This is a written promise to receive a stated amount of money in future. The article describes the structure and key processes of the model, and analyses the roles of the involved stakeholders. In order to enhance understanding, the article compares the model with a loan financing model, establishes a game model based on logistics enterprise financing, studies the strategies in the process of investment and financing, and concludes by defining its feasible region. This involves comparing the expected net revenues of different stakeholders in the two models. Based on the results, the paper analyses the financing process of a logistics enterprise in Shanghai and determines the optimal financing strategy. This paper is an attempt to improve business innovation in logistics financing and provides a sensible solution for the integrated logistics and finance services. This can effectively improve the stakeholders’ profit.

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