Logistics outsourcing is a mode of operation for companies in global supply chains that have been increasingly devoting more attention to their core activities. This study examines the state-of-the-art in logistics outsourcing in the Slovenian manufacturing industry. Additionally, the authors benchmark the findings against a similar study from 2013. Finally, this study provides a discussion of logistics-outsourcing specifics in some countries with the use of secondary data. We identify transportation as a top-ranked logistics activity, and a general propensity for higher-level logistics outsourcing (e.g. 4PL). The authors contribute to the supply-chain management society by identifying the drivers of, barriers to, and activities in logistics outsourcing.
Budler, M., Jakšič, M., & Vilfan, T. (2021). Logistics Outsourcing in Large Manufacturing Companies: The Case of Slovenia and Lessons from Other Countries. Economic and Business Review, 23(3). https://doi.org/10.15458/2335-4216.1286