Logistics in Lagging Regions Overcoming Local Barriers to Global Connectivity
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Publisher: World Bank Publications
Binding: Trade Paper
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.25" tall
Small scale producers in developing countries lack easy access to efficient logistics services. They are faced with long distances from both domestic and international markets. Unless they consolidate their trade volumes they face high costs which diminish their ability to trade. However, the process of consolidation is not without cost nor does it occur on its own accord. As a result, the consolidation is typically handled by intermediaries.Using case studies of sisal and soybean supply chains in Brazil and India respectively, this study explores the role and impact of intermediaries in facilitating trade in lagging regions. The study assesses the horizontal relationships between the small More...
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