Title

Logistics Outsourcing and 3PL Challenges

Publication Type

Report

Publication Date

2004

Abstract

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.

Keywords

logistics, outsourcing, third-party logistics, challenges

Discipline

Artificial Intelligence and Robotics | Business | Operations Research, Systems Engineering and Industrial Engineering

Research Areas

Intelligent Systems and Decision Analytics

Publication

SMA Symposium 2004

Additional URL

http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/3908