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Logistics Management, 2nd Edition by Vinod V. Sople

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Logistics Outsourcing: An Emerging Trend

After reading the chapter, the students should be able to understand:

  • Benefits of logistics outsourcing
  • Types of logistics service providers (3PL and 4PL)
  • Selection criteria for outsourcing partner
  • Outsourcing value proposition
  • Outsourcing contract term and condition

To survive in today’s competitive markets, companies are focusing on their core competencies and adopting outsourcing as a strategic solution to improve quality of service and reduce cost of important as well as non-core processes. Using the strategic partnership of third-party logistics service providers, in integrated logistics, companies ...

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