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Transportation Outsourcing A Survey of US Practices

Transportation Outsourcing A Survey of US Practices The majority of the companies surveyed are outsourcing sometransportation functions. The most frequently outsourced transportationfunctions are freight bill auditing, freight payment and transportationreports, which are basically clericalrepetitive in nature. Also,frequently outsourced are international shipping and fleet maintenance,functions that require considerable technical expertise and assets.Transportation functions of a strategic nature are usually notoutsourced. The primary reasons for outsourcing are labour cost savings,specialisation, asset reduction, and expanding workload. Generally, thefirms that outsourced transportation are satisfied with the service.Loss of management control is the most important reason for notoutsourcing, although loss of control was not identified as a majorproblem area for firms who do outsource. The providers of transportationoutsourcing services are relatively small corporations. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management Emerald Publishing

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0960-0035
DOI
10.1108/09600039110134986
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Abstract

The majority of the companies surveyed are outsourcing sometransportation functions. The most frequently outsourced transportationfunctions are freight bill auditing, freight payment and transportationreports, which are basically clericalrepetitive in nature. Also,frequently outsourced are international shipping and fleet maintenance,functions that require considerable technical expertise and assets.Transportation functions of a strategic nature are usually notoutsourced. The primary reasons for outsourcing are labour cost savings,specialisation, asset reduction, and expanding workload. Generally, thefirms that outsourced transportation are satisfied with the service.Loss of management control is the most important reason for notoutsourcing, although loss of control was not identified as a majorproblem area for firms who do outsource. The providers of transportationoutsourcing services are relatively small corporations.

Journal

International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Mar 1, 1991

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