MAGAZINE №1(84) February 2018


CATEGORY  Corporate logistics e-business Warehouse Logistics Logistic service providers  Outsourcing Retail companies’ corporate logistics


The internet retail development entails changes in supply chain structure, as well as the need for a complex logistics service for online retailers. The logistics providers can cope with these challenges and changes. The author justifies the expediency of this cooperation. The justification is based on several points: availability of a logistics provider infrastructure, additional services for internet retailers in the interaction with 3PL-provider, transaction costs reduction for internet retailers, scale economies in logistics service for online retailers, the current situation in the market of logistic services etc.

Based on the analysis of references the author notes that insufficient attention is paid to the logistics service development for internet retailers. As a result, the author has developed a procedure of the logistics service system development for internet retailers and the requirements for its implementation by a service provider. The special attention in this procedure in addition to the process requirements and logistics infrastructure formation is paid to the development of 3PL-provider services standard.

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MAGAZINE №6 (77) December 2016


CATEGORY  Analytics and reviews Logistic service providers Logistic services market Transportation in logistics


The development of global supply chains objectively adds value to intermodal transportation as an instrument of transport logistics. Along with multiple technologies, there are a great vatiety of business models in practice in which participants interact within supply chains. Reasonable selection of such business models is an urgent task that requires scientific justification.

The article analyzes the combined transportation business models which are used in the transport service of continental (except carriage by sea) supply chains. The common characteristics of business models as well as fundamental differences specific to the transport systems of the North America and Europe are given.

The analysis shows that currently it is impossible to speak about the existence of a single common business model. However, the most common characteristics of modern business models can be mentioned: a two-tier model structure, the key role of railway companies and the broad participation of different logistics operators are among of them.


Published in Analytics and reviews

MAGAZINE №2 (73) April 2016

AUTHOR USHAKOV D.V. - Candidate of Economic Sciences, Deputy General Director for Intermodal Transport, LTD «Freight forwarding Alliance East-West», Company Group «Agency Refperevozki»

CATEGORY Transportation Providers of logistics services  Logistics services market 


Owing to the last changes in structure and the directions of import freight traffics of meat products, the market of transportation of meat products in Russia is in process of transformation now. The main problem in this question concerns the search of an optimum form of interaction of organizational structures of regions of cargo creation and cargo consumption today. In the article the comparative assesment of potentials of trading companies marketing activity in the region of meat products sale with the assistance of logistic operators of a 3PL and 4PL format is goven with the usage of the law of the equilibrium supply and demand price. The results of the cariied out analysis have shown that in modern conditions interaction of the trading companies in the market of meat products with logistic operators of a format 4PL is an optimum form of coordination of market activity.


MAGAZINE  №2 (55) April 2013

AUTHOR  Kapkov S.

CATEGORY Controlling Corporate logistics retailers Providers of logistics services 


The article is dedicated to descriptions of cooperation principles methodology alignment between McDonald’s corporation and it’s distributor HAVI logistics Russia.First of all the article is focused to evolution of  the profit calculation approaches  and the influence of the mentioned processes to the cost and service levels. The key innovation is the development and implementation by the author the new profit calculation system “Pay for Performance” when the part of profit is directly  depends on service level and project execution reached by the distributor. It is very important to mention the high formalization and detailed elaboration of the new scheme, which provides to distributor required  motivation both on corporate and personal level.

The initiatives applied can helps to achieve qualitative progress in McDonald’s restaurants serving, which was positively reflected on KPI’s and the cost savings as a result of several unique innovative projects implementation.The best practices describes in the article could significantly increase the competitiveness of  McDonald’s logistics structure and consequently McDonald’s is still have the position number one in the quick service restaurants market.



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