The purpose of this paper is to suggest the strategic development plan of the freight forwarding industry in Korea
Even through there have been a lot of researches and studies on the development plan of the freight forwarding industry in Korea, the strategic development plan with a specific priority has not been proposed in the field.
In order to do this, some issues to tackle have been raised by reviewing the literatures on the freight forwarding industry. As far as methodology is concerned, as AHP technique combined with SWOT analysis was introduced to get some findings which are as follows:
First, as WT strategy, it is creation of the legal, systemic arrangement and importing sources. As an alternative plan of the legal, systemic arrangement, it may be suggested that there are registry strengthening standard of the freight forwarding industry, and the legal systemic arrangement and unification related to the freight forwarding. And as an alternative plan of creation of the importing source, it may be suggested that it would be a diversification and formalization of the importing source and also suggested the systemization of indemnity of goods gathering.
Second, as a strategy of WO, it would be structure for inducement of economic size and logistical special manpower. In order to get the petty nature and specialization of system for the freight forwarding companies, the drastic improvement of M&A and system between companies shall be carried out. In order to drive the logistical special manpower, it was suggested to be established the university and high school for specialization of logistics in the airline or port areas and consignment education for special authorities.
Third, as a ST strategy, we can point the structure of logistical standardization and expansion of the logistical foundation facilities. In order to get the structure of logistical standardization, it is required the institution of standards of standardization facility related to standardization of the electronic document and the main freight facilities. And, in order to have institution of the logistical foundation facilities, it is the situation to be urgent to have the drastic investment to the logistical foundation facilities, such as the port, airport, road, ICD, by dimension of the government.
Fourth, As a SO strategy, it is the foster strategy of structure of the global logistical system and foster strategy of the total logistical companies. In order to have structure of the global logistical system, it is required the sufficient hinterland development of connection for infra of the air, sea and land transportations, logistical complex area from the government and development of the logistical complex area facility and development of logistical foundation facility and the ports and airlines. And, in order to foster total logistical companies, in the fostering dimension of the companies through selection of the total logistical companies, it may become an important policy method, in the permission of the clearance business, tax reduction & exemption, preferential inmate right of facility, logistical standardization provided by the nation or local self-government and also may become an important policy method through financing of the necessary capital or support of land to have the oversea's market opening-up.
Through the strategic development plan in each priority of the freight forwarding industry as mentioned in our country, it seems like to be settled the freight forwarding system to be filled up requisition of the freight owner by service of door to door with a good service required by users with a confirmation of the special condition of the company and national competitive power.
However, since this essay was used the partial past data due to shortage of data for freight forwarding industry in our country, I dare say that it has a limit to analyze the actual situation of all freight forwarding industries.
As a study subject in a future, the deep analysis in each class of the freight forwarding industry shall be carried out through the various types of analysis detailed in each from the users of the small and large type of company and freight forwarding industry.