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Dissertation Sample Logistics Outsourcing(5)

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According to the years of practical experience in the logistics field, following process of logistics function outsourcing is usually adopted in general: (McGinis K., Walstrom J., 1993) Enterprises

According to the years of practical experience in the logistics field, following process of logistics function outsourcing is usually adopted in general: (McGinis K., Walstrom J., 1993)
 Enterprises employ logistics experts
 Experts gather informationDissertation is provide by Custom Thesis http://www.ukthesis.org/
 Experts assist enterprise to build RFP
 Enterprise send RFI(Request for information) to TPL providers
 TPL providers reply RFI to enterprise
 According the RFI TPL providers replied it to enterprise, enterprise conducts the initial assessment, narrow the scope of TPL providers
 Send RFP(Request for program) to interested TPL providers
 TPL providers set up a subcommittee to assess the RFP
 TPL providers set up multi-functional group after deciding to tender
 Multi-functional group research the RFP respectively
 Group build the reply of RFP/Q
 TPL providers send the reply of RFP/Q to enterprise
 Determine the final partnership TPL provider
We can understand the above process clearly as following figure:

 
Figure: EPR selection flow  (source: McGinis K., Walstrom J., 1993)

2.3 Conclusion

This chapter mainly focused on the existing analysis of domestic and international logistics function outsourcing. Most papers only were analyzed from the theoretical aspects of the existing problems, for instance: “Third part logistics choice” (Ketler, M.A. et al, 1995) did not been analyzed from problems of an actual company, it was only explained from theoretical aspect. Through literature review, the author has come to a clear theoretical basis, in the methodology chapter the author will use suitable theory to analyze the actual problems of MSG under the national conditions of China.

Chapter 3 Methodology

3.1 Introduction
In order to help MSG to choose TPL providers more efficiently and fulfill different research objectives, the research adopts three kinds of research methods, they are focus group, interview and questionnaire. The selection of research philosophy, research approach and research strategy will be discussed first, followed by the detailed description of setting, participants, material and procedures of the three kinds of research methods. In the chapter, the author deeply analyzes each of methods of the survey, and indicates the limitation of the collected data and methods.

3.2 Research Philosophy
The researcher used positivism to be the research philosophy. Logical positivism was a twentieth century attempt to combine empiricism and rationalism (Hjørland, 2005). The principal purpose of this research is that help MSG Food Company to select best suitable TPL provider to outsource their logistics function service. In the whole research, there is a standard to identify it, it is scientist process and method, and also it belongs to natural science field. Positivism has been an extremely influential tendency, not only in research, but also in other areas of society ( Mueller, 2003). Therefore, the researcher used positivism to be the research philosophy.(责任编辑:charlie)



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