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Current State and Issues of Logistics Cost Accounting and Management in Malaysia

Zakariah, Sahidah and Pyeman, Jaafar (2013): Current State and Issues of Logistics Cost Accounting and Management in Malaysia.

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Abstract

Background: Logistics cost is an important factor affecting the competitiveness on both macro (national) and micro level (firms). Logistics cost indicates the performance of logistics industry, efficiency level and its competitiveness. Research Problem: Despite of its significance, current state of logistics cost accounting and management in Malaysia has not properly addressed and the issues surround logistics cost measurement remains incoherent. Aim of research: The purpose of this study is to give an overview of the current state and issues of logistics cost accounting and management in Malaysia. Research Method: This study used content analysis as a qualitative research tool, and supported by literature material with regards the concerned research tool. Findings: This study has found the importance of having standard logistics cost accounting measurement, which plays a vital role in determining the accuracy of the logistics cost and ascertain the efficiency level of logistics industry in Malaysia. Implication: This study leads to trigger the awareness of current state and issues of logistics cost accounting and management in Malaysia.

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