logistics management

Topics: Milk, Supply chain management, Logistics Pages: 23 (5115 words) Published: October 12, 2014


Course Code: ONM4202 (Global Logistics Management)

Table of contents

Introduction...............................................................3

Literature review…………………………………….6

Background of the organization……………………..11

Description of the transportation……………………12

Description of the warehousing……………………… 15

. Logistics challenges faced by the organization………16

Recommendations………………………………………17

Personal reflection……………………………………..18

Conclusion……………………………………………..19

References…………………………………………….. 20

Introduction
Since logistics advanced from 1950s, there were numerous researches focused on this area in different applications. Due to the trend of nationalization and globalization in recent decades, the importance of logistics management has been growing in various areas. Logistics and supply chain management refer to the art of managing the flow of materials and products from source to user. The logistics system includes the total flow of materials, from the acquisition of raw materials to delivery of finished products to the ultimate users (as well as the related counter flows of information that both control and record material movement). As such, it includes the activities of sourcing and purchasing; conversion (manufacturing) including capacity planning, technology solution, operations management, production scheduling, and materials planning (MRP II); distribution planning and management industry warehouse operation; inventory management and inbound and outbound transportation; and the linkage with the customer service, sales, promotion, and marketing activities. In practice, many professionals use the term logistics to refer to the supply chain activities of transportation, warehousing, and finished goods inventory management. The key element in a logistics chain is transportation system, which joints the separated activities. Transportation occupies one-third of the amount in the logistics costs and transportation systems influence the performance of logistics system hugely. Transporting is required in the whole production procedures, from manufacturing to delivery to the final consumers and returns. Only a good coordination between each component would bring the benefits to a maximum.

Inbound transportation
Inbound transportation is defined as managing the movement of goods (i.e. components, raw materials, supplies, equipment) from the points-of-origin (the suppliers) to the manufacturer via truck, air, rail, water, pipeline, or some combination thereof. This freight may be delivered to a warehouse or to the factory itself. Once the goods have been unloaded, the inbound transportation function is considered physically complete. Inbound transportation may vary regarding in-transit time, frequency of delivery, reliability, cost, and the occurrence of damage and/or lost freight. The quality of incoming transportation service impacts a manufacturer's inventory levels, the frequency of stock outs and shutdowns, and the utilization of material handling equipment and labor. Outbound transportation

Customer satisfaction is influenced by the quality of the manufacturer's outbound transportation service. It maintains the flow of finished goods from the plant, through the distribution network, and often concluding with delivery to the final customer. Its effectiveness depends on choices made concerning the method of shipment, the specific carrier(s) used, the route, and compliance with local, state, federal, and international regulations. Harman International has found outbound transportation to be one of the keys to providing value to customers. Harman's outbound freight program's focus on timely, accurate, and damage-free deliveries has enabled the company to become an industry leader by offering superior service levels to all of its customers, including volume retailers

Inbound warehousing
Inbound warehousing is the...

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