TITLE

Outsourced, Partnered or In-House Logistics?

AUTHOR(S)
Brant, Dennis
PUB. DATE
June 2001
SOURCE
Logistics & Transport Focus;Jun2001, Vol. 3 Issue 5, p41
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article seeks to clarify some of the difficulties and explain differences between an outsourcing and partnership approach with logistics service providers. Firstly it is important to define and understand what key factors differentiate outsourcing and partnering These are discussed through the headings of relationship, quality, communication, contract, focus, control and employees. Selecting the right logistics model is fraught with difficulty and is achieved within business environments influenced by pressures to conform to the latest fashionable approaches. Companies should always be aware that rebuilding infrastructure and skills-sets is measured in years, rather than months, if the outsourcing/partnering decision is proved wrong.
ACCESSION #
11943921

 

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