"Logistics" Essays and Research Papers

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Trend in Transport: the Role of Intermodal Transport in the International Logistics

or regional transport services. Their importance is focused on their role in the first and the last part of the door to door transportation chain. For this reason they result anyway an important factor that should be considered by a firm in the logistics planning of the distribution of freight to the customer. As said before the driver of intermodal transportation has been the container, which permits easy handling between modal systems, in fact it is designed to be moved with common handling equipment...

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Integrated Logistics for DEP/GARD Case Study

 Integrated Logistics for DEP/GARD Case Study -Tin Yeung Ma -2/27/2014 Tom Lippet, sales representative for DEP, feels the challenge when the successor of Mike O’Leary, Richard Binish, becomes the new purchasing agent at GARD who plans to trim the product line in the next three years. His plan to narrow the service window for suppliers from the original 5 days to 3 days in the next three years to the eventually 1 day window forces Tom to consider ways that can increase the performance and...

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Challenges for Logistics and Supply Chain Management in Slowdown

CHALLENGES FOR LOGISTIC & SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT IN SLOWDOWN A distinct feature of this economic slowdown is the direct degradation of consumer’s assets which has wiped out hundreds of billions of dollars in wealth. And consumers have responded by spending conservatively and concentrating on improving their savings. This new era of low spending and unpredictable consumer behaviour has rendered many demand-forecasting models inaccurate or even obsolete. Therefore, companies across the world are...

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Reverse Logistics

Reverse logistics stands for all operations related to the reuse of products and materials. It is "the process of planning, implementing, and controlling the efficient, cost effective flow of raw materials, in-process inventory, finished goods and related information from the point of consumption to the point of origin for the purpose of recapturing value or proper disposal. More precisely, reverse logistics is the process of moving goods from their typical final destination for the purpose of capturing...

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Optimisation of Logistics Operations Using Gps Technology Solutions”

military, civil and commercial users around the world. In addition, GPS is the backbone for modernizing the global air traffic system. CASE STUDY done by Dr ROULA MICHAELIDES, Dr ZENON MICHAELIDES and Dr DIMITRIOS NICOLAOU named “OPTIMISATION OF LOGISTICS OPERATIONS USING GPS TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS” presented focuses on development of an integrated GPS/portal solution with an objective of enhancing control and visibility over inland transport thus improving customer service through the application of...

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Importance of Logistics and Supply Chain Management and What Strategies and Planning Used for It

Importance of logistics and supply chain management Even as companies have learnt to squeeze efficiencies out of their manufacturing plants through concepts like just in time replenishment, statistical process control, and lean manufacturing practices, they still find that moving goods and services through several layers of their global supply chains is time consuming and costly. Logistics and supply chain management has become one of the last frontiers that still remain to be conquered by most...

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How Can Design for Logistic Concepts Be Used to Control Logistic Cost and Make the Supply Chain More Efficient?

1. How can Design for logistic concepts be used to control logistic cost and make the supply chain more efficient? Design for logistics is a series of concepts in the field of supply chain management involving product and design approaches that help to control logistics costs and increase customer service levels. The concepts include the three key components, Economic packaging and transportation, Concurrent and parallel processing, and Standardization. Economic packaging and transportation ...

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Chapter 1 An overview of logistics Economic impacts of logistics Economic utility (the value or usefulness of a product in fulfilling customer needs or wants) 4 general types: * Possession utility : the value or usefulness that comes from a customer being able to take possession of a product * Form utility : a product’s being in a form that can be used by the customer and is of value to the customer(allocation; smaller quantities that are desired by customers) * Place utility :having...

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Impacts of Reverse Logistics on the Environment

Impacts of Reverse Logistics on the Environment Name: Institution: Impacts of Reverse Logistics on the Environment Introduction Logistics The first thing that comes in mind when one hears the word logistics is the transportation of goods from one place to another but behold, the definitions of logistics is the well coordinated channeling of material and information across the chain of supply (Weken and Hoek, 1998). In supply chain management, it is the link between each tier in a chain of...

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Global Retail Logistics Market - Size, Share, Trends, Analysis, Research and Report, 2014 -2018

 About Retail Logistics Logistics is a process of planning, implementing, and controlling the operations of the supply chain activities to look upon the customer needs more efficiently. It involves planning and management of all activities involved in sourcing and procurement and in conversion of final products. The use of logistics in the Retail industry has led to low fulfillment costs, shorter delivery times, and enhanced ability to focus on service delivery rather than on administrative...

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