Designing a model for logistics outsourcing decision factors in distribution firms using an interpretive structural modeling

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Abstract: Logistics outsourcing is considered to be an excellent source of competitive advantage for companies. Therefore, systematic outsourcing decision making is an important issue. The purpose of this study is to obtain the factors influencing the logistics outsourcing decisions in order to propose a model based on interpretive structural modeling in distribution firms. To this end the author reviewed extensive literature and extracted the pertinent factors. A fuzzy screening method was used to reduce the number of these factors from 32 to 17. Then, according to the interpretive structural modeling, a questionnaire was completed by experts participating in a panel of food distribution Industry. The MICMAC analysis was used to categorize and classify the collected data. The implications of this research might lead to a better perception of the subject issue and decision making process.


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