Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Selection of a Logistics Service Provider Based on Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) Approach: A case study of Swedish Coffee Manufacturer—Gevalia
University of Gävle, Faculty of Engineering and Sustainable Development, Department of Industrial Development, IT and Land Management.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Engineering and Sustainable Development, Department of Industrial Development, IT and Land Management.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Logistics outsourcing has been applied in practices by enterprises for decades, but its efficiency is always restricted because logistics service providers (LSPs) often only have a single function such as delivery or warehousing. In the last few years, LSPs have upgraded their capabilities to support some other logistics services including value-added services, materials management, information-related services etc. The purpose of this thesis is to identify the differences between self-built logistics system and outsourcing logistics system by using the Strengths Weaknesses Opportunities Threats (SWOT) strategic analysis; and figure out how to apply the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) to make an appropriate selection among LSPs that based on the single-case study of Gevalia. Both quantitative and qualitative methods have been used in this study, authors expect to describe and explore the application of AHP approach regarding to the case company which implements outsourcing logistics system. Accordingly, it could be a good idea for case company to implement the mixed mode of self-built and outsourcing logistics system after using the SWOT strategic analysis. In addition, the production and logistics manager of case company emphasized that the five selection criteria including “compatibility”, “delivery performance”, “location”, “management” and “cost” should be considered as a priority among other different criterion when he selected a LSP. As a result, it will be efficient and effective for us to simulate a best decision for those industrial manufacturing enterprises to achieve a path regarding to the selection of the best logistics partner that based on the significant AHP approach.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 72 p.
Keyword [en]
Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP), Gevalia, Logistics Service Providers (LSPs), Selection, Outsourcing Logistics
National Category
Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-16621OAI: diva2:716019
Subject / course
Industrial engineering and management
Educational program
Industrial management and logistics – bachelor’s programme (swe or eng)
2014-03-13, Gävle, 10:00 (English)
Available from: 2014-05-16 Created: 2014-05-07 Last updated: 2014-05-16Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

Bachelor Thesis - Heshan Ye & Jiading Wu(2197 kB)1428 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 2197 kBChecksum SHA-512
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Ye, HeshanWu, Jiading
By organisation
Department of Industrial Development, IT and Land Management
Engineering and Technology

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 1428 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Total: 558 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link