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The findings of a major piece of independent research, commissioned by BOC Distribution Services and published jointly with the Institute of Logistics, were revealed at a conference at the NEC in Birmingham in October.
The research report, entitled Guide to Distribution Solutions, opened the conference debate which examined the case for and against contract distribution.
Researched and compiled by Dr Bernard Warner, a logistics management consultant, the document is designed to help distribution directors make the most appropriate and cost-effective choice between retaining an existing in-house operation or contracting out to a third party. It tackles many complex …