In my opinion, Logistics Performance Index serves twofold purpose. For policy makers or regulatory bodies, it shows areas of improvement towards national's competitiveness. For supply chain practitioners, LPI can be integrated into global supply chain network design project. In order to evaluate new manufacturing / distribution locations, companies can select potential geographic areas and pick countries with high LPI score so that further data collection for potential sites can be done properly and quickly. Moreover, I think LPI can also be used in new supplier development process. Because performance of new suppliers are usually not known, LPI can indicates the likelihood of logistics performance and can be used as supplier evaluation criteria.