Title

Outsourcing logistics to third-party providers: practitioners perspectives

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management

Publication Date

1-1-2010

Abstract

As a result of globalisation, companies have been forced to shift their operations from internal provisioning to outsourcing to Third-Party Logistics (TPL) providers. To date, no field surveys have been conducted to validate various assertions regarding the reported outcomes of using TPL providers. To address this research gap, this study employed surveys with executives of both shippers (customers) and TPL providers. Findings indicated that the major benefits of outsourcing logistics included achieving reductions in fixed assets, lower inventory, reduced logistics costs, and improved customer service. However, four major challenges were also cited. © 2010 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.

ISSN

1742-7967

Publisher

Inderscience Publishers

Volume

6

Issue

1

First Page

23

Last Page

38

Disciplines

Business

Keywords

outsourcing logistics, outsourcing transportation

Scopus ID

80054705030

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

no

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