Logistics Outsourcing and 3PL Challenges
Author(s)Cheong, Michelle L.F.
Logistics has been an important part of every economy and every business entity. The worldwide trend in globalization has led to many companies outsourcing their logistics function to Third-Party Logistics (3PL) companies, so as to focus on their core competencies. This paper attempts to broadly identify and categorize the challenges faced by 3PL companies and discover potential gaps for future research. Some of the challenges will be related with the experience and information collected from interviews with two 3PL companies.
Innovation in Manufacturing Systems and Technology (IMST);
logistics, outsourcing, third-party logistics, challenges