The article identifies the essential dimensions in relation to outsourced
logistic management, through a study of the outsourcing process of a large
Brazilian wholesaler distributor’s logistic activities. The author has
developed a management tool able to guide and direct the outsourcing operators
of integrated logistic services so as to allow them to organize their
management system. The author proposes a logistic architecture based on models
which will facilitate the managerial work and transform the logistic system
into a strategic skill, thus leveraging its ability to compete in the market.
This idea is focused on the client, and is capable of integrating and managing
all the interface elements of the logistic system, connecting and joining all
of them in order to perform more organized and structured logistic activities.
Therefore, the logistic architecture based on models represents the nature and
structure of a logistic system as well as determines the way for it to operate.
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