Benchmarking Usage of Third Party Logistics: A Comparison of Practices between Firms in Malaysia and Saudi Arabia

World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research, Vol. 2006, No. 1, pp 69-81

14 Pages Posted: 31 Aug 2015

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M. Sadiq Sohail

King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM)

Date Written: 2006

Abstract

This paper presents a comparative analysis on the outsourcing of logistics services by manufacturing organisations in the Malaysia and Saudi Arabia. The study addresses key issues relating to extent of usage of third party logistics services, implementation issues, obstacles and plans of current users of contract logistics services. Results based on a survey shows that there are some differences on the use of contract logistics services in Malaysia and Saudi Arabia. Firms in Malaysia have a longer history of logistics outsourcing as compared to Saudi Arabia. The paper presents a report of these differences and similarities and makes a comparative analysis.

Keywords: outsourcing; logistics; Malaysia; Saudi Arabia.

Suggested Citation

Sohail, M. Sadiq, Benchmarking Usage of Third Party Logistics: A Comparison of Practices between Firms in Malaysia and Saudi Arabia (2006). World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research, Vol. 2006, No. 1, pp 69-81. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2653291

M. Sadiq Sohail (Contact Author)

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

Dhahran, 31261
Saudi Arabia

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