Elements Of International Logistics

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Elements Of International Logistics The environment involved in international logistics is quite important. While there is obviously the issue of language and culture—neither of which should be underestimated. The physical environment of international logistics is quite distinct. The decisions regarding international transportation are eminently more complicated. Because of the distances involved, there are different modes of transportation, different carriers, different transportation documents, and much greater transit times. The number of intermediaries involved is greater. Banks, insurance companies, freight forwarders, not to mention the governments of the exporting country and of the importing country, all have different paperwork requirements. The inherent risks and hazards of international transportation are much more significant. In order to protect the goods while they are in transit, the logistics manager must have a good understanding of the packaging options that are available. International insurance is much more complex. The contracts sometimes are written using
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This note was uploaded on 09/10/2009 for the course MKT 764 taught by Professor Chuckhermans during the Spring '09 term at Missouri State University-Springfield.

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