Use of Third Party Logistics Services: An Asia-Pacific Perspective

  • Amrik S. SohalEmail author
  • Shams Rahman
Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 181)


We compare trends in the use of 3PLs (Third Party Logistics Providers) in the Asia-Pacific region, mostly among four countries: Australia, India, Malaysia, Singapore. These comparisons are based upon published results and surveys by us and by other researchers. The enhanced use of outsourcing is related to the growth of Manufacturing and Logistics in the Asia-Pacific. Another important factor is the skills required of Logistics managers. Those necessary competencies are detailed, with particular emphasis on China and Australia.


Supply Chain Supply Chain Manager Logistics Service Logistics Manager Electronic Data Interchange 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ManagementMonash UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.School of Business IT and LogisticsRMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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