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A Framework for Balancing Global and Local Logistics Management

Published: 10 January 2012

ID: G00226212

Analyst(s): Marcus Blosch , Vladimir Krasojevic, Greg Aimi


Expanding globally and especially into emerging markets requires a "center-led" organizational model to balance the efficiencies of scale and standardization of global logistics with the responsiveness to local market needs.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview


  • The Center-Led Organization
  • Building a Center-Led Organization
    • (1) Decide What Logistics Services Should Be Local
    • (2) Create the Governance Model
    • (3) Build the Coordinating Mechanisms
    • (4) Build In Oversight
  • Leaders Use the Center-Led Model to Leverage Organizational Capabilities
    • Leveraging a Combination of Local and Global Teams to Accomplish Initiatives
    • Taking Advantage of Shared Services
    • Managing Service Providers in Emerging Markets

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