Date Added: Aug 2010
Logistics industry is an important industry and it has been growing constantly due to deregulation, mergers and alliances, and growth of logistics firms. However, little has been written on logistics firms per se. The research purpose of this paper is to describe and analyze how three basic types of logistics firms differ in terms of core competence and network development. This paper presents a conceptual model of the logistics firms focusing on three types of networks, which distinguishes different types of logistics firms.