Summary of Logistics and Supply Chains in Emerging Markets

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Seasoned logistics service providers (LSPs) have moved in recent years from operations in developed but recession-hit economies to emerging global markets in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. Logistics experts John Manners-Bell, Thomas Cullen and Cathy Roberson provide an overview and analysis of trends in logistics in emerging markets worldwide. They report on the strengths and weaknesses of nations’ individual infrastructures and logistics capabilities. The authors provide resources for logistics executives, including the Emerging Market Logistics Index, which classifies these markets according to their logistics and supply-chain value; the Market Size and Growth Attractiveness Sub-Index, and other valuable data and listings. getAbstract recommends their authoritative summary as a useful guide to global supply chain, procurement and logistics. It’s an informed behind-the-scenes visit to the industry that makes all the others possible.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What traits characterize emerging markets and their trade lanes;
  • What challenges, risks and opportunities these markets offer logistics service providers (LSPs); and
  • Which emerging nations are leading the way.
 

About the Authors

John Manners-Bell is CEO of Transport Intelligence, which supplies market solutions to the global logistics industry. Thomas Cullen and Cathy Roberson are senior analysts at Ti, a global logistics market research firm.

 

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In recent years, logistics service providers (LSPs) have watched markets deteriorate in North America, Europe and Japan. As trade lanes with long histories of profitability suffer weakening volumes, international LSPs are turning more attention to emerging markets. ...

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