Apr 01

Petrol Price Horror: Pressure

Outsourcing of transport and storage of important cornerstones of Vallendar/Pfaffikon – round investing 180 billion euros the German economy annually in the logistics, for every U.S. citizen to move 45 tons of cargo for this roll only 1.9 million trucks on the roads, in total the industry includes 2.5 million workers Institute, according to a study of the Fraunhofer. This would be the logistics industry in third place of the large German business sectors, directly behind the vehicle construction and the health care industry. Contrary to the widespread belief by a rapid expansion is however, show that the baseline data on vehicles and workers move only very cautious. Only the tonne-kilometre “services would by the effects of globalisation upwards driven, because the transport distances are increasing. Enterprises logistics functions to transport the enormous flow of goods over ever greater distances at all, like passed to external service providers. The successful design This so-called outsourcing becomes a major cornerstone of the successful corporate governance.

The company benefit from the global transport networks and can release their own staff resources through these third-party reference and focus on the actual core areas. Primarily involves the classic tasks of transport, warehousing and customs clearance at the outsourcing of logistics services. Forwarders, parcel services, truck, shipping, railway and air carrier wrap around 79 billion of the total sales volume from tendency rising. But hard times in the House are the service providers, as evidenced by the recent case of the company FexEx. High fuel prices have run the second-largest U.S. package service in the red, in the final quarter of the business year 2007/2008, the Group wrote a loss of 156 million euro.

The pressure will rise enormously on the logistics and transport companies in the future. The target must therefore be that the logistics to optimize that transported the same volume with less movement”, explains Reto Gianotti, Vice Managing Director of sales and marketing for PESA. Courier services, especially the size of the packages determine how many units on a truck can be loaded. Volume and dimensions are often based on inaccurate estimates of the contracting authority. The exact volume of packages is with automatic scanners and weighing systems but determine, so that transport vehicles and aircraft more effective load can be”, so Gianotti next. A study of the Otto Beisheim School of Management according to is the percentage of outsourcing in Europe at an average of 65 percent. This rub the interests of logistics service providers and clients often together, contracts are often difficult. Because while customer demand maximum flexibility, better to be able to adapt to market fluctuations in question after, service providers aim to complete long-term contracts to pay for own investments in technology. Our study can make a important contribution to make to that customer and logistics successfully collaborate in the future. Income refers for example to the choice and design of compensation structures in the treaties. The right approach can impact very positive effect for the customers, but also for the logistics partner”, Professor Jurgen Weber of WHU. Editorial medienburo.Sohn Ettighoffer Strasse 26 A 53123 Bonn Tel: 0228 620 44 74 fax: 0228 620 44 75 mobile: 0177 620 44 74 E-Mail: Web: