Impact on Logistics
The general trend that concerns Offshoring and Outsourcing and the displacement-management involved in it will still have an impact on logistics. Companies intensify their concentration on a target-oriented presentation to the outside world and besides possibilities of the internet era; focus on personal contact to clients and business partner. However they also try to increase the Outsourcing that concern parts of production as well as parts of distribution. Reasons are multifaceted and reach from the opening of new markets to the point of reduction of production costs. Most of the times the required Know-how, resources and knowledge for this complex Offshoring or Outsourcing project is non-existing within the companies. Insufficient preparation, incomplete advertisement, missing Know-how as well as additional work load for employees that are bound to day-to-day business can lead to failure.