Critical Thinking The purpose of this assignment is to identify and apply

Critical Thinking

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 available literature 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 Supply chain 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. In many cases firms decide to outsource this function in whole or in part to agents or outsourcing firms (Trent & Roberts, 2009).

Using this concept of outsourcing you should answer the following questions by taking any Saudi company or any Multinational company of your choice.


1. Discuss, how outsourcing firms function for smooth flow of SCM? (1.5 Marks)

2. Evaluate, the reasons for using outsourcing logistics service in Saudi Arabia/any company of your choice. Using some good examples. (1.5 Marks)

3. Reasons why outsourcing logistics arrangement are not always successful? (1.5 Marks)

4. References (0.5 Marks)

The Answer must follow the outline points below:

Each answer should be 400 to 500 range of word counts.

Outsourcing Companies

Their Main functions

Any local example

Reasons with suitable Examples


Note: You can Support your answer by reading chapter 4 of your book.

You can use secondary source available on internet.