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Supply Chain Graphic of the Week: Logistics Performance Rankings for 160 Countries Worldwide


From Number 1 Germany to Number 160 Syria, the Bi-Annual World Bank Report Ranks them All

July 28, 2016
SCDigest Editorial Staff

It's back - the World Bank released in late June its bi-annual Logistics Performance Index (LPI) rankings of 160 countries around the globe.

SCDigest editor Dan Gilmore used his First Thoughts column this week to summarize key highlights (See What Countries are Tops in Logistics?), and he referenced in that column the full list tanking all 160 countries, as shown below in our Supply Chain Graphic of the Week.


Full LPI Country Ratings for 2016, from Top to Bottom



Source: The World Bank


As Gilmore explained in his column, the six attributes that go into the LPI score are as follows:

• The efficiency of customs and border clearance ("Customs").

• The quality of trade and transport infrastructure ("infrastructure").

• The ease of arranging competitively priced shipments ("Ease of arranging shipments").

• The competence and quality of logistics services - trucking, forwarding, and customs brokerage ("Quality of logistics services").

• The ability to track and trace consignments ("Tracking and tracing")
• The frequency with which shipments reach consignees within scheduled or expected delivery times ("Timeliness").

In the end, using some standard statistical methods, every country included in the Index is given a score between 1 and 160 for each attribute, with that score ultimately translated to a number between 0 and 5 (to two decimal places), which are then averaged to produce a final score.

The data comes from detailed surveys of hundreds of freight forwarders across the world.

Any Feedback on our Supply Chain Graphic of the Week? Let us know your thoughts at the Feedback section below.


Your Comments/Feedback


Senior Consultant, Infosys
Posted on: May, 22 2016
Great article. I am a little suprised not to see BNSF in the mix while I understand their financial mode/operation is a little different. 

That would only give a complete perspective with all the players in the pool.

Mike O'Brien

Senior editor, Access Intelligence
Posted on: May, 26 2016
Surprised to see Home Depot fall off the list; thought they were winning with Sync?

Julie Leonard

Marketing Director, Inovity
Posted on: Jun, 27 2016
Using the right tool for the right job has always been a best practice and one of the reasons, we feel, that RFID has never taken off in the DC as exponentially as pundits have been forecasting since 2006. While these results may seem surprising to those solely focused on barcode scanning, the adoption of multi-modal technologies in the DC makes perfect sense for greater worker efficiency and productivity.



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