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Fourth Party Logistics in Germany

Masterarbeit 2003 79 Seiten

BWL - Personal und Organisation

Zusammenfassung

Inhaltsangabe:Abstract:
This thesis looks at the fundamental issues of fourth party logistics in Germany. The areas interpretation, acceptance and potential implementations are covered in particular. After a brief introduction in Chapter 1, Chapter 2 offers an insight into the topic area in the form of a literature review. The literature review explains the origins of the 4PL-concept as well as functions performed by a 4PL-provider. Different types of 4PL-providers and inter-organisational set-ups are presented. Afterwards the main areas of discussion are identified. Areas such as outsourcing theory and channel concepts have relevance and are dealt with as well. Although the 4PL-basics are not necessarily country-specific, the literature review relies heavily on German sources.
In Chapter 3 a conceptual model concerning the topic is presented and hypotheses are developed.
In order to test the developed hypotheses, primary data is collected in the form of a Delphi expert discussion. This process is described in detail in Chapter 4. The logistics experts for the panel are drawn from shippers, service providers and researchers; the discussion consists of two rounds.
The results of the Delphi process are analysed in Chapter 5 followed by Chapter 6 in which the hypotheses are tested and conclusions are drawn. The findings can be summarised by stating that the panellists generally expressed very pragmatic viewpoints. Further, several of the often-quoted arguments in the 4PL-discussion were weakened by the findings. At the same time it has to be mentioned that especially the shippers were often split in their opinions.
This thesis does not aim at ending the 4PL-discussion, but instead hopes to fuel it by looking at certain aspects from different viewpoints.

Inhaltsverzeichnis:Table of Contents:
LISTS OF FIGURES, TABLES & EQUATIONSvii
LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS USEDviii
LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS USEDviii
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION1
1.1Subject background1
1.2Reasons for choice of subject1
1.3Scope and limitations2
1.4Proposed research methodology2
1.5Statements of objectives3
CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW4
2.14PL-concept4
2.1.14PL-functions4
2.1.2Differences to 3PL5
2.1.34PL within the SCM context5
2.1.4Inter-organisational structure6
2.1.5Origins of 4PL-companies7
2.1.64PL vs. LLP8
2.1.7Existing examples10
2.1.8Key issues10
2.1.8.1Impact of assets10
2.1.8.2Expertise12
2.1.8.3Trust12
2.2Management […]

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Seiten
79
Erscheinungsform
Originalausgabe
Jahr
2003
ISBN (eBook)
9783832475604
ISBN (Buch)
9783838675602
Dateigröße
616 KB
Sprache
Englisch
Katalognummer
v222839
Institution / Hochschule
University of Plymouth – unbekannt
Note
1,2
Schlagworte
logistik supply chain management outsourcing

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