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The Use of third party logistics services by large Western European manufacturers

Author: Van Wassenhove, Luk N. ; Lieb, Robert C ; Millen, Robert A.INSEAD Area: Technology and Operations Management Series: Working Paper ; 92/76/TM Publisher: Fontainebleau : INSEAD, 1992.Language: EnglishDescription: 24 p.Type of document: INSEAD Working PaperAbstract: The march towards the EC's single market has stimulated many firms to reexamine their logistical operations. Distribution, manufacturing and supply networks are being reengineered and rationalized to take advantage of the reduction in, or elimination of, numerous artificial barriers that affected logistics decision in the past. A key issue in these efforts is the utilization of third party logistics services, also referred to as outsourcing. Firms adopting this approach take activities that had been done internally and turn them over to outside providers. The activities performed by the third party can entail the entire logistics function or selected tasks that function. This research provides a data base for analysing the experiences of companies that utilize third parties for the provision of logistics services. The study is based on a survey of senior logistics esecutives at the largest manufacturing firms in Western Europe
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The march towards the EC's single market has stimulated many firms to reexamine their logistical operations. Distribution, manufacturing and supply networks are being reengineered and rationalized to take advantage of the reduction in, or elimination of, numerous artificial barriers that affected logistics decision in the past. A key issue in these efforts is the utilization of third party logistics services, also referred to as outsourcing. Firms adopting this approach take activities that had been done internally and turn them over to outside providers. The activities performed by the third party can entail the entire logistics function or selected tasks that function. This research provides a data base for analysing the experiences of companies that utilize third parties for the provision of logistics services. The study is based on a survey of senior logistics esecutives at the largest manufacturing firms in Western Europe

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