Determinants of Logistics Outsourcing: A Review of Relevant Literature
Status of Third Party Logistics – A Comprehensive Review
Authors: Angela A. Kilbourn 1. Dates: Received: 26 Aug. Minor dissertation based on a multidisciplinary research project, submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirement for the degree Magister Commercii, University of Johannesburg. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License , which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
OUTSOURCING THE LOGISTICS FUNCTION- A THEORETICAL OVERVIEW
Outsourcing and Contract Logistics Abstract As stated by numerous authors, the field of logistics outsourcing services is growing day by day in modern day business environment. In this context, the industry is able to create various forms of business models which made it easier for companies to outsource their logistics function in order to save time and cost and attain unique comparative advantage. One can restrict the scope of outsourcing logistics to simpler tasks in the form of storage and transportation.
Recent times have witnessed a heightened global interest in outsourcing of logistics functions. This is indicated by the volume of writings on the subject in various scholarly journals, trade publications and popular magazines. However, efforts to organize them in an integrated body of knowledge appear to be very limited. Keeping this in view, this paper makes an attempt to develop a comprehensive literature on outsourcing based on more than published articles, papers and books on the subject.
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