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|Outsourcing Management for Supply Chain Operations and Logistics Service
Logistics and Supply Chain Management has been a vital part of every economy and every business entity. Both sciences have become prestigious research fields focusing on best practices, concepts, and methods.Outsourcing Management for Supply Chain Operations and Logistics Services is concentrated on...
Management Innovations for Intelligent Supply Chains
The effective use of business intelligence, communication, and productivity applications for supply chain management are essential for the achievement and analysis of information sharing.Management Innovations for Intelligent Supply Chains provides comprehensive coverage in the latest research and...
Supply Chain Management: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Information Resources Management Association.
In order to keep up with the constant changes in technology, business have adopted supply chain management to improve competitive strategies on a strategic and operational level.Supply Chain Management: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is a reference collection which highlights the...
General Views of Logistics, Outsourcing, and Logistics Outsourcing
There seem to be a definitional confusion in the management literature about what is meant by the term “outsourcing.” Several years ago, the control of the product development cycle from raw materials through delivery of product to the customer became important, and the typical examples of make or buy...
A Framework for the Management of Logistics Outsourcing Life Cycle
During the last decade, logistics outsourcing relationships have been thoroughly researched. Much of the prior work on the management of outsourcing has focused on the benefits, challenges, and risks. In this study the focus is on the management of logistics outsourcing life cycle. After synthesizing a...
Contracting for Logistics Services: A Critical Appraisal of the Outsourcing Process
This chapter seeks to critically revisit existing third party logistics (3PL) purchasing literature with the aim of bridging the gap between academic research and industry practice regarding logistics outsourcing. This is achieved by focusing on hitherto under-emphasized issues (in the academic...
Logistics Service Providers: Collaboration with IFFs, 3PL, or 4PL Providers?
Supply chain complexity is reflected through the existence of multiple logistics service providers (LSPs). The decision on the appropriate logistics partner is considered significant for the chain efficiency. The managerial problem relies in the providers’ efforts to broaden their service portfolio...
Taking Logistics Service Providers into Account in Industrial Classifications
This expansion of logistics beyond the boundaries of the firm is illustrated by innovative new practices between firms, suppliers, retailers, and service providers. In this respect, many articles tend to present logistics service providers (LSP) in the form of taxonomies, and to highlight their...
Outsourcing Execution in Transportation and Distribution
Paulo Mendes, José Eugenio Leal.
Outsourcing can be a very effective strategy to increase operational performance and improve customer service; at the same time, that minimizes capital investment, freeing up capital to other important projects according to the company strategy that will increase revenue and profitability. However...
Outsourcing the Warehousing Function: A Survey of Greek Practices
Socrates J. Moschuris, Socrates A. Nikitas.
Nowadays, more and more firms focus on core competencies and turn to external specialists (Third Party Logistics - 3PLs) for sophisticated logistics solutions. This research investigates the usage of 3PL services in the warehousing function by industrial firms operating in Greece. It focuses on three...
Sequencing Orders from Multiple Industrial Customers on an External Manufacturing Facility
Dimitrios E. Koulouriotis, Anastasios Xanthopoulos.
In this chapter, the system defined by a subcontractor, which processes orders generated from multiple customers, is cast into the dynamic single-machine sequencing framework. The subcontractor is modeled as a production/inventory facility that consists of a single, failure-free server and an input...
Short-Term Time Series Prediction for a Logistics Outsourcing Company
In this chapter, tools from univariate time series analysis and forecasting are presented and applied. Time series components, such as trend and seasonality are introduced and discussed, while time series methods are analyzed based on the type of the time series components. In the literature, linear...
Service Innovation along the Chain of Service Process in Airline Business
This chapter aims to explore the airline service processes which relate to the issue of outsourcing for service innovation. With this, airline managements are able to identify the part of the service process that necessitates outsourcing. The decision to outsource some service processes to the supplier...
Distribution and Logistics Outsourcing in the Pharmaceutical Sector
The scope of this chapter is to provide useful insights of the pharmaceutical supply chain and identify the prospects of outsourcing, with special reference to the Greek pharmaceutical sector. This goal is facilitated by a threefold analysis in combination: first, by the development of an integrated...
Logistics Modeling and Forecasting with Regression
Ariadni Papana Dagiasis.
In this chapter, the method of multiple regression is introduced for describing the functional relationship among several variables, as well as for predicting the values of a variable from the values of a group of variables. The tools for model fitting, model validation, and prediction are presented...
Overview on 3PL Selection Problem
Many companies outsource their logistics functions to Third-Party Logistics providers (3PL) instead of achieving them internally. The studies on this field are mostly of empirical type and focused on reasons, benefits, and risks of working with 3PL as well as the role of those on supply chain...
Selection and Evaluation of 3PL Providers: A Conceptual Decision-Making Framework
Christos Keramydas, Naoum Tsolakis, Anastasios Xanthopoulos, Dimitrios Aidonis.
As supply chains continue to globalize, the need for robust Third Party Logistics (3PL) provider qualification, selection, and evaluation programs becomes increasingly critical. In this context, this chapter aims to present a methodological approach for the optimization of this specific type of...
Selection of the 3rd/4th Party Logistics Provider: A Multi-Criteria Approach
Voulgarakis Nikolaos, Aidonis Dimitris, Achillas Charisios, Triantafillou Dimitrios, Moussiopoulos Nicolas.
Logistics’ role in today’s global and competitive markets is critical for enterprises’ viability, since it can provide the grounds for firms to become leaders of the markets by simultaneously achieving performance maximization and cost minimization. Towards improving competitiveness and achieving their...
Measuring Performance of Logistics Outsourcing Services
Harlina Suzana Jaafar, Mohammed Rafiq.
As the business competition is becoming more intense, there has been a great pressure to the logistics service providers to demonstrate its contribution to the organizational performance. Consequently, there has been a tendency of studies focusing at measuring the logistics service performance within...
Pricing of 3PL Services
The project of pricing logistics services in the Logistics-Services-Provider sector is extremely difficult due to the absence of adequate technical knowledge in the Logistics market. This knowledge is not taught in special and integrated approach. The Logistics market is in need of a sector responsible...
Key Contractual Issues with Logistics Outsourcing
Sam De Silva.
Whilst there have been many papers on logistics outsourcing there is very limited commentary on the contractual issues with logistics outsourcing. Most of the literature can be generally categorized according to different focus area. Some of these focus areas include logistics practices, usage of 3PL...