The Logistics Outsourcing Handbook: A Step-By-Step Guide from Strategy Through to Implementation (Paperback)
Logistics services are critical for any business involved in the transportation of goods from one point to another. 75% of companies now outsource warehousing and distribution functions of their businesses. Many companies outsource their logistics services, such as transportation, warehousing and delivery, to logistics service providers, reducing costs significantly. The Logistics and Outsourcing Handbook covers all outsourced services. It provides vital advice on how to shortlist companies, produce a request for a proposal, choose the optimum supplier, and implement and manage the contract.
The Logistics and Outsourcing Handbook presents current statistics for logistics outsourcing, reasons for contracts being both awarded and terminated, and outlines how third-party logistics companies charge for their services. The authors look at the outsourcing processes in different countries and how to implement these into the overall strategy. Tools within the book include a checklist of essential data which needs to be collected, sample decision tables, draft contracts and sample implementation plans. The authors include case studies of outsourcing in companies such as Asda, KFC and BA.
About the Author
Gwynne Richards has over 35 years of experience in warehouse management and logistics outsourcing. As well as running his own successful logistics consultancy, he produces and runs a number of courses on warehouse management and logistics outsourcing for practitioners. Jo Godsmark is a supply chain professional and consultant with over 20 years experience in manufacturing and logistics. She is Chair of Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport's Outsourcing and Procurement Forum.