Logistics and supply chain outsourcing is an area of constant growth, and global sourcing is now a competitive requirement. It is a recognized strategy to align the supply chain with company direction and to manage services and costs more effectively. International Logistics Supply Chain Outsourcing is a comprehensive guide to the use of outsourcing logistics and supply chain operations. It includes a review of the market, an assessment of the major providers, a description of the main services available and a consideration of the key drivers for outsourcing. In addition, a detailed framework for the selection of a suitable service provider is examined, together with a comprehensive evaluation of change management and subsequent contract management requirements. Designed to be used as a quick reference guide as well as a definitive text that supplies comprehensive explanations, International Logistics Supply Chain Outsourcing provides a single source for the description and application of all aspects of logistics and supply chain outsourcing.
Alan Rushton is a Director of Dialog Consultants Ltd, a consultancy specializing in distribution, logistics and supply chain management. He is formerly Director of Graduate Programmes at the Centre for Logsitics and Transportation, Cranfield School of Management. Steve Walker is currently Supply Chain Solutions Director, EMEA for the DHL Exel Supply Chain Business. He has regularly lectured at Cranfield and has until recently held the post of external examiner.