MGMT615 Transportation & Logistics Management Assignment No 02 Fall 2020 Solution / Discussion
In transportation and logistics, selecting a carrier for the transmission of the goods can be a
challenging decision with enduring implications. A carrier partner significantly impacts the daily
operations of the business due to dependency on it. Being insecure, it is of great importance that
the business managers must take time to analyze and evaluate all of the available options and
choose the carrier that will satisfy the supply chain needs – specifically capacity requirements. To
address the above mentioned insecurity, designing a guide would be of great importance that
assists the logistics and supply chain managers with a thorough analysis of the most important
factors to be considered for the selection of a carrier (like rail, road, ship etc.).
Based on common business needs you are required to determine and explain the most important
factors and criteria to be used for the selection of a carrier.
You are required to show the necessary calculations in solution.
No theoretical definitions and explanations are required.
Watch video lectures and consult book/notes to complete the assignment.
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