The purpose of this assignment is to identify and apply Logistics and Supply Chain Management concepts/tools to suggest logistics performance priorities. To this purpose, you should review about these companies through secondary available information. Think about how you can apply the concepts/tools that you learned in this course.
Logistics outsourcing has attracted the attention of lots of industrialist in recent years. As firms enlarge their global reach, they often find that they need to reconsider their internal capabilities in managing the global supply chain. (Trent & Roberts, 2009) commented that many cases firms decide to outsource this function in whole or in part to agents or 3PL (third party logistics) firms.
Using this concept of 3PL you should answer the following questions by taking any Saudi company or any Multinational company.
1. What are 3PL firms?
2. Assess the reasons for using third party logistics service in Saudi Arabia? Using examples, Explain 3.Reasons why third party logistics arrangement are not always successful?