WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM WESTERN EUROPE?

Third-party logistics is unlike many carrier and warehouse-related services provided by distribution specialists in that the third party actually manages all or part of a company's product delivery operations. The concept has gained wide acceptance in Western Europe but has been slower to catch on in the U.S. This article defines the major trends driving the use of third-party logistics, examines the evolution of third-party logistics in North America and Europe during the 1980s, and explains why outsourcing will become a dominant logistics strategy for the 1990s.

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    • Journal article; third-party logistics
  • Authors:
    • Anderson, D L
    • Gillies, J
  • Publication Date: 1991-1

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  • Accession Number: 00661792
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM