A Practitioner's View From the Far East

Airdrie, Colin
September 2002
Logistics & Transport Focus;Sep2002, Vol. 4 Issue 7, p48
Trade Publication
This article reports on the logistics- and transportation-related developments in China, as of September 2002. The author's first two years in China were spent running a group of three logistics companies for one of the long-established trading conglomerates. He saw the industry simultaneously from two angles, from the point of view of a third party logistics (3PL) transport provider and from that of a user of local 3PL transport services. He concluded this article, by saying that he has no reason to be condenscending to his host country nor to ignore the advances made by the Chinese industry over the past decade. He is very much aware of and grateful for the logistical insight displayed by some Chinese companies even though they do not have the experience.


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