The World Bank has published its 6th report on the logistical performance of the countries of the world.
The 2018 edition of “Connecting to complete” evaluates 160 countries with a measurement tool called the Logistics Performance Index.
First published in 2007, the LPI has become a useful benchmarking tool for comparing logistics performance across countries.
Logistics Performance Index
The World Bank indicator is based on an international survey of freight forwarders and transport companies.
It includes information on the logistics environment, logistics processes, institutions and cost / time data. The six areas considered by the LPI are:
- Ease of arranging shipments,
- Quality of logistics services,
- Tracking and tracing.
The ranking of the 2018 Logistics Performance Index
The top 10 is composed of the following countries:
- 1: Germany
- 2: Sweden
- 3: Belgium
- 4: Austria
- 5: Japan
- 6: Netherlands
- 7: Singapore
- 8: Denmark
- 9: United Kingdom
- 10: Finland
- 16: France
France with a score of 3.84 occupies the 16th place as in 2016. It gets its best score in the field of flow traceability. While punctuality, access to international networks, quality and logistics expertise are average. For customs procedures France is ranked only 19th.
According to the World Bank, the 2018 index raises growing concerns about the reliability of supply chains, environmental footprint and labor requirements.
6th Report on the Logistics Performance of the Countries of the World
The 2018 edition of Connecting to complete: