Paper Title
A Costing Model for Out-Sourced Versus in-House Product Storage

Storage activities typically account for 20% of the logistics costs. Management has two main options available in terms of product storage i.e. using an in-house private storage or using publicly owned storage facilities. Typically, a company would use a cost effective hybrid strategy in the middle of these two pure options. An important decision, therefore, is to decide the level of private ownership and the level of outsourcing based on accounting cost considerations. The present paper conducts a costing analysis and suggests an optimal strategy to address this decision. Keywords- Product Costing, Outsourcing