With the accession of the new states to the European Union, it became a huge entity that includes members having great differences in many fields. Despite many regulations that have been applied to standardize the systems of those countries, there are still areas with diverse applications. One of the fields in which significant differences are observed is the area of logistics. The purpose of this study is to provide a guide for EU candidates that demonstrates ways to improve and unify their logistics systems in accordance with EU requirements. The study presents the analysis of logistics disparities in different regions of the EU and what EU policies and regulations are trying to avoid their negative effects, and finally it analyses Turkey as a model for other candidate countries. So, after studying the effects of different logistics applications within the Union, they can judge themselves in comparison with Turkey.
Ferrer, Geraldo Apte, Uday
Master of Business Administration
Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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