Use of third party logistics services: An asia-pacific perspective

Amrik S. Sohal, Shams Rahman

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We compare trends in the use of 3PLs (Third Party Logistics Providers) in the Asia-Pacific region, mostly among four countries: Australia, India, Malaysia, Singapore. These comparisons are based upon published results and surveys by us and by other researchers. The enhanced use of outsourcing is related to the growth of Manufacturing and Logistics in the Asia-Pacific. Another important factor is the skills required of Logistics managers. Those necessary competencies are detailed, with particular emphasis on China and Australia.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Global Logistics
Subtitle of host publicationTransportation in International Supply Chains
EditorsJames H. Bookbinder
Place of PublicationNew York, New York
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9781441961327
ISBN (Print)9781441961310
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Publication series

NameInternational Series in Operations Research and Management Science
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
ISSN (Print)0884-8289

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