3PL’s in Asia are still, on average, behind the USA in take-up of technologies like EDI, scanning and RFID. They are however rapidly catching up.
They are also very focused on a flat world. As the manufacturing hub of the world Asia is truly thinking and acting globally. Those US (or European or Australian) service providers with partnerships or informal relations in Asia will grow their business on the back of those arrangements. Those providers who are focused inwards will miss the opportunities.
By getting in now, making contact with local providers and assisting them through knowledge and technology transfer, long term relationships can be built that will be profitable for all players.
Read this full publication on the asian market written by our executive director Geoff Hukins: click here