TThe Global Carriers and LSPs Evaluation V1R0 is now available from the website.

Materials Planning & Logistics is the process of planning, implementing, and controlling the efficient, effective flow and storage of goods, services, and related information from point of origin to point of consumption for the purpose of conforming to customer requirements.

This guideline has been prepared to assist organizations in developing and implementing a world class Materials Planning & Logistics Management system. This document focuses on best practices of Carriers and Logistics Service Providers (LSPs).

The document is the result of a collaborative effort between work groups within Odette International Limited and the Automotive Industry Action Group to develop a Carrier and LSP evaluation that can be used globally. It contains recommended business practices for Carrier and LSP processes. Its purpose is to establish a common approach to assessing best practices.

Customers, Shippers, Carriers, and LSPs can use this document for many purposes, including the following:

Internal assessments
Assessing current internal processes
Benchmarking current state/best practices
Driving continuous improvement
Promoting development by:
Evaluating the performance of Carriers and LSPs
Improving the performance of Carriers and LSPs