Begins by reviewing the need to outsource logistics activities. Asserts that a new market‐led business philosophy has become the core competence of companies that are serious about their survival. Addresses the question of whether there is a need for localised services and whether the development of suppliers into giants who can dominate the market is good for users, clients or consumers. Expresses fear based upon practical experience in working with logistics service providers, of the growth of cartel‐like companies that will have a strangle‐hold on business. Pros and cons of large and small players are listed, leading to a structured argument.
Evans, K. (2000), "The remaining need for localisation of logistics practices and services in Europe", International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, Vol. 30 No. 5, pp. 443-453. https://doi.org/10.1108/09600030010336225
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