Outsourcing Decisions

Companies decide to outsource to other entities that can accomplish a job function for a comparable cost, optimize operations, and allow for more resources to be deployed in areas where the company specializes. Outsourcing can mean departments or functions are handled by another company. It is important to ensure a seamless transition for all chain members

Case Assignment

  • Begin with the background readings which provide a foundation in industry outsourcing trends and practices. Research what functions are often outsourced in logistics/supply chain and why.
    This portion of the paper will be 1 page in length.
  • Research the pros and cons of outsourcing in logistics (at least three pros and three cons must be discussed).
    This portion of the paper will be 1 page in length.
  • Research two examples of logistics/supply chain companies that outsourced and had different results. (Use examples that are not from this week’s readings)
    This portion of the paper will be 1 page in length.

Resources should be no more than three years old for this Case Assignment because the industry is changing rapidly, and the goal is to remain relevant throughout your career. 

Module 3 Case Background Readings

Trends and Practices in Supply Chain Analytics (2020)

Formulating a Predictive Flow (2020)

Masters of Logistics 28th Edition: Find Your Digital Direction (2019)

The Build-Versus-Buy Conundrum in Supply Chain Digitization (2020)

Need Speed Across the Supply Chain? It’s All About the Barcode (2019)

How a Freight Audit and a TMS Can Drive Efficiency for Your Supply Chain (2019)

“Digital Transformation” Can Enhance Working Capital Performance, New Hackett Group Survey Reveals (2019)

Three Logistics Trends to Watch in 2020 (2019)

Adding Data Science to Supply Chain’s List of Job Specs (2019)

Since you are engaging in research, be sure to cite and reference the sources in APA format. The paper should be written in the third person; this means words like “I,” “we,” and “you” are not appropriate. For more information, see Differences Between First and Third Person. The excessive use of quotes or unoriginal content will directly impact performance since it suggests lack of comprehension and indicates that a student may not have mastered the concepts.

Assignment Expectations

Use the attached APA-formatted template (LOG302 Case4) to create your submission.

Your submission will include:

  • Trident’s cover page
  • A 3-page paper with APA citations (2- or 3-sentence introduction, 3-page body, and 2- or 3-sentence conclusion)
  • The alphabetized reference list page in APA format