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‫المملكة العربية السعودية‬
‫وزارة التعليم‬
‫الجامعة السعودية‬
‫اإللكترونية‬
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Ministry of Education
Saudi Electronic
University
College of Administrative and Financial Sciences
Assignment 2
Deadline: 16/04/2022 @ 23:59
Course Name: Logistics Management
Student’s Name:
Course Code:MGT322
Student’s ID Number:
Semester: II
CRN:
Academic Year: 1443/1444 H
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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- 11th
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
Outsourcing and offshoring initiatives can help an organization fine-tune its business model to
become more resilient and profitable. At the same time, these initiatives present challenges.
In today’s highly competitive, extremely variable, and 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.
Questions: Each Question Carrying 2 Marks.
1. Define Third party logistics firms? Discuss its working procedure? (400-500 Words)
2. Explain the motivational factors for going internationally? (400-500 Words)
3. On what ground companies choose developing country’s location for offshoring? Use
examples. (Mention the country and decisive factors). (400-500 Words)
4. Why do companies outsource? (Use example of any Saudi company along its objective and
scope for outsource). (400-500 Words)
5. Assess the reasons for using third party logistics service in Saudi Arabia? Using examples,
Explanation regarding their logistics performance and priorities. (400-500 Words)
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.
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