Third-Party Logistics, Partnerships and In-House Services

While companies that serve local or regional markets may utilize in-house delivery resources, most businesses use third-party logistics (3PL) or engage in partnerships. Some of the larger players in online and omnichannel retail have acquired or built their own networks for B2C delivery and train workers for the future. Manufacturers and intermediary goods producers face a series of different obstacles in their B2B logistics in the domestic market. Readings for this assignment provide a broad perspective on today’s distribution channels.

Case Assignment

  • Research the pros and cons of logistics delivery choices: from the perspective of cost, supply chain integration, and competitive advantage for Business to Business (B2B).
    This portion of the paper will be 1 page in length.
  • Research the pros and cons of logistics delivery choices from the perspective of cost and customer service for Business to Consumer (B2C).
    This portion of the paper will be 1 page in length.
  • Research the cost and logistical implications of last mile delivery. (Human resource and legal aspects of last mile delivery that were addressed in the Discussion should not be included.)
    This portion of the paper will be 1 page in length

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

Module 2 Case Background Readings

Seven Deadly Sins Leading to Delivery Transport Cost Blowouts (2019)

Good Question | What’s the First Thing to Look For When Selecting a Logistics Partner? (2019)

There Are More Than a Few Logistics and Distribution Topics to Watch in 2020 (2020)

The Democratization of Transportation Management Systems (TMS) (2020)

Creating Good Logistics Provider-Shipper Alignment to Gain Market Advantage (2020)

The Last Mile Delivery Market in the United States – Growth Opportunities to 2023: E-commerce is the Biggest Driver – (2019)

The Motley Fool: The Future of Last Mile Logistics (2019)

Making ‘Last Mile’ Delivery More Environmentally Friendly (2020)

Walmart’s Last Mile Around the World (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 a lack of comprehension and indicates that a student may not have mastered the concepts.

paper needs to be 3 pages not including cover page or reference page

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