TITLE

Should Third-Party Logistics Service Providers Compete or Co-operate?

AUTHOR(S)
Slater, Alan
PUB. DATE
November 2000
SOURCE
Logistics & Transport Focus;Nov2000, Vol. 2 Issue 9, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports that third-party logistics service providers should cooperate with all entities throughout the supply chain. Current pressures to reduce logistics costs without sacrificing customer service levels mean that third-party logistics service providers may need to cooperate with all the entities thoughout the supply chain. Such cooperation should be targeted towards maximizing the use of the resources and therefore minimizing costs while maintaining, or improving, customer service levels. Cooperation within the supply chain will eliminate competition between third party logistics service providers for individual activities within supply chain and raise the level of logistics competition between products offered in the market place.
ACCESSION #
11940468

 

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