publication . Article . 2015

The application of outsourcing decision-making methods in a logistics context in South Africa : original research

Naomi Bloem; Wilna L. Bean;
Open Access
  • Published: 04 Feb 2015 Journal: Journal of Transport and Supply Chain Management, volume 9 (issn: 2310-8789, eissn: 1995-5235, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: AOSIS
Abstract
Background: Companies have often relinquished the control of important business functions to outside suppliers for the sake of short-term savings and because of the lack of use of proper decision-making methods within the business. Objectives: This article identified three methods of decision-making and applied it to a logistics outsourcing problem. The logistics outsourcing problem consisted of a make-or-buy decision as well as a supplier selection process. The purpose of the study was to determine the most suitable method in the case of logistics outsourcing. Method: The decision-making methods were applied to a South African case study within the fast moving ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Operations research, Decision tree, Decision problem, Variable cost, Knowledge process outsourcing, business.industry, business, Finished good, Linear programming, Operations management, Fast-moving consumer goods, Outsourcing, Logistics outsourcing, decision making, logistics strategy, Shipment of goods. Delivery of goods, HF5761-5780, Transportation and communications, HE1-9990
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publication . Article . 2015

The application of outsourcing decision-making methods in a logistics context in South Africa : original research

Naomi Bloem; Wilna L. Bean;