Logistics outsourcing, its motives and the level of logistics costs in manufacturing and trading companies operating in Finland

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Logistics outsourcing, its motives and the level of logistics costs in manufacturing and trading companies operating in Finland. / Solakivi, Tomi; Töyli, Juuso; Ojala, Lauri.

julkaisussa: Production Planning and Control, Vuosikerta 24, Nro 4-5, 01.04.2013, s. 388-398.

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