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Sustainability 2018, 10(1), 210; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10010210

Innovative Business Model for Realization of Sustainable Supply Chain at the Outsourcing Examination of Logistics Services

Institute of Logistics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Informatics, University of Miskolc, 3515 Miskolc-Egyetemváros, Hungary
Received: 29 December 2017 / Revised: 12 January 2018 / Accepted: 15 January 2018 / Published: 16 January 2018
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The issue of sustainability is becoming more and more important because of the increase in the human population and the extraction of non-renewable natural resources. We can make decisive steps towards sustainability in the fields of logistics services by improvement of logistics processes and/or application of new environment-friendly technologies. These steps are very important for companies because they have a significant effect on competitiveness. Nowadays significant changes are taking place in applied methods and technologies in the fields of logistics services as part of the 4th Industrial Revolution. Most companies are not able to keep pace with these changes in addition to carrying out their main activities by using own resources; consequently, in many cases logistics services are outsourced in the interest of maintaining or increasing competitiveness. The currently applied outsourcing examination process contains numerous shortcomings. We have elaborated a new business model to eliminate these shortcomings, namely the basic concept for an outsourcing investigation system integrated in the electronic marketplace. The paper introduces the current process of logistics service outsourcing examination and the elaborated business model concept. View Full-Text
Keywords: sustainability; outsourcing; investigational method sustainability; outsourcing; investigational method
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