Research on Improving National Logistics Efficiency: Focusing on Iraq Oil and Gas Industry
Currently many international companies in Iraq have difficulties to implement successful oil and gas projects due to poor logistics. But the speed of improving logistics is very slow and dramatic improvement is required. This researchidentifies current logistics status in Iraq oil & gas industry and measures relative efficiency of Iraq logistics among 157 countries using two-stage DEA model. First stage evaluates the efficiency of supply chain service delivery. Second stage measures the national logistics efficiency to local economy. Overall efficiency of national logistics is also measured. We then provide practical recommendations to improve logistics and economy based on the results of efficiency score, return to scale, reference set and DEA projection value. We recommend that Iraq needs to reengineer customs processes and increase investment on infrastructure and improve services quality with attracting global logistics service providers.
Keywords- Iraq logistics, national logistics efficiency