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The Essentials of Supply Chain Management: New Business Concepts and Applications by Hokey Min

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9. Logistics Intermediaries

The good middleman does not lack goods.

—Sicilian Proverb

Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, you should be able to:

• Understand the importance of logistics intermediaries to supply chain operations.

• Explain the specific roles of logistics intermediaries in the dynamically changing global marketplace.

• Understand the impact of the country’s government policy and regulations on the role of logistics intermediaries.

• Comprehend the differences in service offerings among various types of logistics intermediaries.

• Identify a host of factors influencing the intermediary selection decision.

• Recognize the managerial benefits and shortcomings of hiring logistics intermediaries.

• Learn to exploit the ...

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