The first phase will involve the internal transfer of various logistics units to the Fix Com (fixed network) and PBX (private branch exchange) units. In a series of further steps the goods flows managed by individual logistics units will be outsourced to external logistics service providers. The call for bids will be made through these units. The selected solution allows Swisscom to retain control over logistics processes and simultaneously increases the Group´s flexibility. The decision entails consequences for the majority of the 240 logistics staff. These employees will receive details of their work situation by October 2001.