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Seven Considerations When Selecting Third-Party Logistics Providers in Emerging Markets

Published: 05 July 2013

ID: G00252896

Analyst(s): James Lisica


Global third-party logistics providers in emerging markets often outsource services to local agents of varying abilities. Logisticians can use this research to help evaluate and select appropriate global or local providers in emerging markets.

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  • Key Challenges



  • Request an Overview of the Local Footprint and Service Profile
  • Quantify the Local Scale of the 3PL Provider's Operations
  • Gather Documentation About Quality and Safety Programs
  • Ask About Industry Specialization/Product Expertise
  • Check How Well the Provider Understands the Local Market
  • Verify the Provider's Local Systems Capability/Continuity
  • Require the Provider to Share Its Vendor Management Programs

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