Port Management and Supply Chain: The UAE study
In essence, managing of supply chain is about achieving integration between different organizations to mutually benefit from reduced cost and enhanced business prospects. Success factors which ports hold out promisingly. Therefore formulating port strategies from the standpoint of supply chain will be instrumental in efficient port management.
This paper aims to look at the development of ports from a supply chain perspective. In doing so the paper highlights the importance of port management in justification of this research, elucidates various aspects of supply chain to study vis-à-vis ports and also holds out the pros and cons of this approach. This study, finally, will provide indications about the effectiveness of this approach.
Studies conducted in the area of new approaches in logistic management have indicated that shipping is a crucial factor for the success of such approach and hence port is an important area of research.