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Saudi Electronic Third Party Logistic Supply Chain Management Case Study

MGT 322

Saudi electronic university

MGT

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College of Administrative and Financial Sciences Assignment 2 Deadline: 28/03/2020 @ 23:59 Course Name: Logistics Management Student’s Name: Course Code:MGT322 Student’s ID Number: Semester: II CRN:20727 Academic Year: 1440/1441 H For Instructor’s Use only Instructor’s Name: Students’ Grade: Level of Marks: Instructions – PLEASE READ THEM CAREFULLY • The Assignment must be submitted on Blackboard (WORD format only) via allocated folder. • Assignments submitted through email will not be accepted. • Students are advised to make their work clear and well presented, marks may be reduced for poor presentation. This includes filling your information on the cover page. • Students must mention question number clearly in their answer. • Late submission will NOT be accepted. • Avoid plagiarism, the work should be in your own words, copying from students or other resources without proper referencing will result in ZERO marks. No exceptions. • All answered must be typed using Times New Roman (size 12, double-spaced) font. No pictures containing text will be accepted and will be considered plagiarism). • Submissions without this cover page will NOT be accepted. Assignment: 2 Submission Date by students: Before the end of Week- 10th Place of Submission: Students Grade Centre Weight: 10 Marks Learning Outcome: 1. Demonstrate an understanding of how global competitive environments are changing supply chain management and logistics practice. 2. Apply essential elements of core logistic and supply chain management principles. 3. Analyze and identify challenges and issues pertaining to logistical processes. Assignment Workload: This assignment is an individual assignment. Critical Thinking In today’s highly competitive, extremely variable and really dynamic environment, many firms are seeking solutions. Supply chain management becomes more sophisticated and the difference between what firms want to achieve and what they can do in-house continues to grow, firms begin to realize that doing the right thing becomes more interesting than doing everything. Accordingly, they are becoming better focused and more specialized by outsourcing and offshoring activities that are far from their core businesses. In many cases firms decide to outsource this function in whole or in part to agents or third party logistics firms. Using this concept of offshoring and outsourcing answer the following questions by taking any Saudi Local company or any Multinational company. Question: 1. What are Third party logistics firms? 2. Explain the motivational factors for going internationally? 3. On what ground companies choose developing countries location for offshoring? Use examples. (Mention the country and decisive factors) 4. Assess the reasons for using third party logistics service in Saudi Arabia? Using examples, Explain The Answer should be 3- 4 pages in length including the cover page and reference. The Answer must follow the Key word/ outline points below: • Outsourcing ,offshoring ,Third Party logistics • Their Main functions • Motivational Factors /Drivers • Any local example • Reasons with suitable Examples • Reference Note: You can support your answer by reading chapter 4 of your book. You can use secondary source available on internet. Please use APA-style referencing. Answer 1. Answer 2. Answer 3. Answer 4. References. ...
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Supply Chain Management
Question 1. Third-party logistic firms
Third-party logistic (3PLs) firms are organizations such as courier companies, freight forwarders, and
other firms offering and integrating subcontracted transportation and logistics services. These
companies perform jobs such as pack and pick, distribution, and warehousing, which are the essential
logistics functions. Third-party logistics companies play a crucial part in the supply chain. Services
provided by 3PLs bundled or integrated by the provider. Today's economy is unsettled, but 3PLs are
doing fine. International companies are choosing to outsource for services such as transportation of raw
materials, as in most cases, they have offshored some factors of their production processes (Jazairy,
Lenhardt & von Haartman, 2017).These segments include domestic transportation management,
distribution, international transportation management, and value-added warehousing.
Motivational factors that have to lead to increased outsourcing is consolidation. Most of the consumer
firms compete for retailer's display place, but they want to share costs such as fleet management and
warehousing. That is where 3Pls come in so that they can coordinate the process of sharing these

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facilities. Another reason is market enlargement, especially the quickly growing consumer markets.
Firms, especially multinational companies, need expertise in shipping, the height of dock doors, and
local regulations, and that is whe...

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