publication . Article . 2015

Logistics Outsourcing and The Role of Logistics Service Providers: A Study About Steel Pipe Production Enterprises in Turkey

Yıldız, Mehmet Selami; Turan, İlker;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2015 Journal: Business and Economics Research Journal, volume 6, issue 1 January, pages 79-105
Abstract
Specialization requirement led the outsourcing preferred intensely by firms. Evidently “logistics activities” constitute an important part in the outsourced business activities. In this study, interviews were conducted with the managers from Turkey's steel pipe production enterprises who have knowledge of logistics management. Fourteen steel pipe enterprises were included in the study. The collected data were analyzed by using quantitative methods and data were obtained by interview and face-to-face interviews. The obtained data were analyzed by using content analysis. The results indicated that inbound and outbound logistics are the logistics functions most com...
Subjects
acm: ComputerApplications_COMPUTERSINOTHERSYSTEMS
free text keywords: Logistics; logistics service providers; outsourcing; steel pipe production; 3. part logistics, jel:M10, jel:M11
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