Producers look to ease costs

Baker, John; Richardson, John
May 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;5/8/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 18, p18
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the pros and cons of outsourcing the chemical supply chain management by choosing a lead logistics provider (LLP) or by employing an independent fourth-party logistics provider (4PL) discussed at the Logichem 2006 chemical logistics and supply chain conference held in Düsseldorf, Germany. LLP has its own transport, shipping and warehouse assets. There are 13% of companies that use the approach in western Europe. It cites the advantages of inviting potential LLP or 4PL during the outsourcing logistics management.


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