OUTSOURCING THE WAREHOUSING FUNCTION: ECONOMIC AND STRATEGIC CONSIDERATIONS

This paper investigates the relationship of transaction costs and corporate strategy to the use of third party warehouses. The study finds that the presence of transaction-specific assets is associated with a lower likelihood of outsourcing, as is increasing firm size. However, high shipment volumes are associated with third party use. Significant interindustry differences are also indicated.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of British Columbia, Vancouver

    Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration
    Vancouver, British Columbia  Canada  V6T 1Z2
  • Authors:
    • Maltz, A
  • Publication Date: 1994-9

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00667804
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 3 1994 12:00AM