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National Logistics Costs

  • Mir Saman Pishvaee
  • Hadi Basiri
  • Mohsen sheikh Sajadieh
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Part of the Contributions to Management Science book series (MANAGEMENT SC.)

Abstract

In today’s world, economic climate changes more quickly, and countries realize that globalization has made the world smaller and more competitive. Also, customers seek products and services that can respond to their specific needs and firms make effort to create competitive advantages to keep their profit and market share. All of the above trends lead firms and countries to focus on supply chain and integrated logistics (Fig. 4.1). Making supply chain activities more effective and efficient is a sustainable competitive advantage for countries. One of the important parts of these activities is logistics activities, which can make a significant reduction in costs. Efficient management of logistics activities is a perfect source for creating competitive advantages. Besides, it allows firms to respond to their customers’ specific needs, which in turn, results in customer satisfaction.

Keywords

Supply Chain Gross Domestic Production Logistics Activity Inventory Cost Business Logistics 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mir Saman Pishvaee
    • 1
  • Hadi Basiri
    • 2
  • Mohsen sheikh Sajadieh
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of TehranTehranIran
  2. 2.Department of Industrial EngineeringAmirkabir University of TechnologyTehranIran
  3. 3.Department of Industrial EngineeringSharif University of TechnologyTehranIran
  4. 4.Logistics & Supply Chain Researches & Studies GroupInstitute for Trade Studies & ResearchTehranIran

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