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Optimized third-party logistics criteria for fast moving consumer goods sector in Bangladesh

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dc.contributor.advisor Chowdhury, Md. Hasan Maksud
dc.contributor.author Alam, Saif
dc.date.accessioned 2019-04-16T06:24:09Z
dc.date.available 2019-04-16T06:24:09Z
dc.date.copyright 2018
dc.date.issued 2018-08
dc.identifier.other ID 16282003
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10361/11721
dc.description This dissertation is submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Masters in Procurement and Supply Management, 2018. en_US
dc.description Cataloged from PDF version of dissertation.
dc.description.abstract In the service industry, the most effective manner in conducting sustainable business is by keeping the customer satisfied. In Bangladesh, external factors often cause unprecedented disruptions in the natural flow goods and services. This paper focuses on finding the criteria to provide the optimal level of services provided within the premises of the storage and distribution centers (warehouses). A list of criteria is formulated based on the social constructivism perspective. Respondents have been carefully selected to find an overall understanding of the present services provided by 3PL firms in Bangladesh to their clients. Voice recorded in-depth interviews were taken and an interpretive framework was develop to find the optimal criteria. In addition, various prevailing and updated literature were correlated to the preexisting scenario in Bangladesh in order to decipher the optimal criteria. The findings include ways of increasing efficiency and decreasing costs with the goal of providing the right product to the right consumer of the right quantity. Several criteria were determined in the following areas of operation of 3PL firms: warehousing, inventory management, order processing, VAS and Information Systems and transportation. Three segregation of activities (strategic, tactical, operations) were interpreted to be optimal for each of the five segments. This was done by assessing the present method of conducting 3PL activities. The framework was established through social constructivism perspective considering the respondents’ backgrounds and experiences. The conclusive idea was optimizing the in house processes as much as possible as well as taking on some of the managerial decision making burden from the FMCG producers. This will let them focus on their core activities while 3PL providers can increase their flexibility and improve services. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility Saif Alam
dc.format.extent 62 pages
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher BRAC University en_US
dc.rights BRAC University dissertations are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission.
dc.subject Third-party logistics en_US
dc.subject Consumer
dc.subject Shipment
dc.subject.lcsh Consumer--Bangladesh.
dc.subject.lcsh Customer services.
dc.subject.lcsh Freight forwarders.
dc.subject.lcsh Tariff--Bangladesh.
dc.title Optimized third-party logistics criteria for fast moving consumer goods sector in Bangladesh en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US
dc.contributor.department BRAC Institute of Governance and Development, BRAC University
dc.description.degree M. Procurement and Supply Management


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