Internal Logistics as Part of Supply Chain

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ABSTRACT
Internal logistics is one of the most important sections within enterprises, especially in the large manufacturing companies. It manages, arranges, plans and delivers the finished products. It is an indispensable part of the supply chain, as well as reflects the result of implementation company strategy.

This study focuses on finding the possible ways to improve the operation process of Nokia-China internal logistics by looking into Nokia-China’s internal logistics in Dongguan Branch- Supply Logistics Department.

NOKIA is already a strong, international and successful company. It has its own set modes in organization and management. In the study, the case department is presented as example of internal logistics process for others. However, every department has to constantly improve itself, and create maximum benefits.

This thesis states relevant theories of logistics, supply chain and performance measurement. The analysis of the internal environment of Nokia-China and SWOT method are to formulate the current situation of Nokia-China. And this thesis makes a deep study of every logistics activity within the case company’s internal logistics as well.

Lastly the result brings forward possible suggestions to improve Nokia-China’s internal logistics performance, which is based on the responsiveness of internal information exchange, implementation of company strategy and enhancement the professional skills of employees.

Key words: Logistics, internal logistics, supply chain, logistics process, performance measurement, Nokia-China, Dongguan Branch

ABBREVIATIONS

CIP Carriage Paid To
CIQ Custom Immigration Quarantine
COO Country of Origin
C wk Current Week
DDU Delivered Duty Unpaid
DN Deliver Note
EDI Electronic Data Interchange
E2E End to End
FCA Free Carrier
IE Import & Export
L & P Logistics & Planning
LSP Logistics Service Provider
MM Material Management
MY Malaysia
NCIC Nokia-China Investment Co. Ltd
NOI Nokia Own Inventory
NTL-DG Nokia Telecommunication Ltd. Dongguan Branch
OF Order Fulfilment
OM Order Management
PGI Post Goods Issue (Shipping Date)
POD Delivery Date
PO Purchase Order
R/3 Logistics Management System
SAP System Application and Products in Data Processing
SL Supply Logistics
SO Sales Order
SOI Supplier Own Inventory
SOP Supply Operation Planning
TC Trade Compliance
TO Transfer Order

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1 INTRODUCTION 1
1.1 Objective 1
1.2 Research Methods 1
1.3 Limitation 3
1.4 Structure of thesis 3

2 LOGSITICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN 6
2.1 Logistics 6
2.1.1Logistics concept 6
2.1.2 Logistics management 8
2.1.3 Logistics Integration 10
2.1.4 Logistics organizations 12
2.1.5 Logistics information systems 13
2.1.6 Logistics lead to competitive advantage 15

2.2 SUPPLY CHAIN 16
2.2.1 Supply chain management concept 17
2.3 Internal supply chain 18
2.3.1 Internal supply chain concept 18
2.3.2 Internal supply chain management 19
2.4 Supply chain integration 20
2.4.1 Internal supply chain integration 21

3 PERFORMANCE MEASURMENT 23
3.1 Performance measurement principle & bound 23
3.1.1 Performance measurement principle 23
3.1.2 Performance measurement bound 24
3.2 KPI of performance measurement 25
3.2.1 Lummus performance measurement KPI 25
3.2.2 Roger model 25
3.2.3 SCOR model 26
3.3 Performance measurement implementation 28

4 CASE STUDY: NOKIA-CHINA 30

4.1 ORL-China Background 30

4.2 Company Resources 31
4.3Internal management 33
4.4 SWOT analysis 34
4.5 Company Strategy 35

5 NOKIA-CHINA INTERNAL LOGISITICS: SUPPLY LOGISTICS IN NTL-DG 5.1 About supply logistics 38
5.2 Supply logistics process 40
5.2.1 Order Fulfilment 41
5.2.2 Trade compliance 45
5.2.3 Logistics service provider 47
5.3 Overview of whole Supply Logistics Process 51
5.4 Supply Logistics Process features 55

6 ISSUE ANALYSE 56
6.1 The responsiveness of internal information...
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