The Use of Third Party Logistics Services: A Malaysian Perspective

Technovation: An International Journal, Vol. 23 No. 5, pp. 401-408, 2003

14 Pages Posted: 25 Aug 2015

See all articles by M. Sadiq Sohail

M. Sadiq Sohail

King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM)

Amrik S. Sohal

Monash University - Department of Management

Date Written: 2003

Abstract

This paper examines the usage of third party logistics services in Malaysia. An empirical research study was carried out to determine the extent to which Malaysian firms use the services of logistics companies; the time period these have been used; the decision-making process for choosing contract logistics and its impact on the organisation. Results based on the analysis of data relating to 124 firms in Malaysia indicate that most of these users are satisfied with the services providers and have largely seen positive developments within the organisation. With a high current level of satisfaction, most firms surveyed indicated a moderate to substantial increase in usage of their services.

Keywords: Contract logistics; Outsourcing; Malaysia

Suggested Citation

Sohail, M. Sadiq and Sohal, Amrik S., The Use of Third Party Logistics Services: A Malaysian Perspective (2003). Technovation: An International Journal, Vol. 23 No. 5, pp. 401-408, 2003. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2650360 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2650360

M. Sadiq Sohail (Contact Author)

King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) ( email )

Dhahran, 31261
Saudi Arabia

Amrik S. Sohal

Monash University - Department of Management ( email )

Wellington Road
Clayton, Victoria 3168
Australia

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