Running Head: LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT
Deadline: 28/03/2020 @ 23:59
Course Name: Logistics Management
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Academic Year: 1440/1441 H
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1. What are Third-party logistics firms?
Third-party logistic firms are companies or organizations that offer third party services
such as warehousing, fulfillment services, and distribution. These companies provide essential
services to the outsourcing companies that help them advance their supply chain and logistics
services (Hertz & Alfredsson, 2003). Companies that outsource from 3PL can save costs on
essential services such as warehousing and managing their supply chain. 3PL companies, in
other words, provide operational logistics ranging from warehousing to delivery of goods and
services to their outsourcing clients. As a result, the outsourcing company can focus on other
essential parts of their business rather than supply chain and logistics activities (Hertz &
2. Explain the motivational factors for going internationally?
Expansion of companies to international markets offers a myriad of opportunities to the
company that highly motivates their move. Some of the notable motivational factors include but
not limited to larger market opportunities, high-profit potential, low tax rates, financing
accessibility, high growth rate potential, unsolicited orders, technological accessibility, cheap
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