Logistics Essays

My Career Journey

Describe your career trajectory and significant professional accomplishments to date. I had been working for Changsheng a company producing peanut oil for six years since graduating from college in 1998. I held several different positions in the finance departments. As a result of this mobility, I have been exposed to several different areas of the corporate finance management, and have acquired a broad accounting background. The first three years of my career, I focused on developing my problem-solving and interpersonal…

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Transportation Management System

Supply chain of an organization relates to the operations starting from procurement of raw materials to the distribution of finished goods which makes use of logistics for the flow of resources from point A to point B. In order to operate a supply chain efficiently the logistics cost should be optimum and adoption of an automated logistic management system like transportation management system is essential, With rising fuel costs and other pressures over the past few years, the adoption of…

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Profit Leverage Effect of Logistics and Cost Saving Opportunities

Logistics was initially a military term but since the 1960s it has grown and covers various numbers of functional areas such as managing raw materials and inventory, handling of work in progress, storing and delivering of finished goods. It also includes customer service, demand forecasting, plant/warehouse site selection, traffic and transportation. Since it has an effect on most of the activities held within an organization, it has a great influence on the profits made. A recent US study found that…

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Supply Chain Management

All supply chain management shares one common, and central, objective – to satisfy the end customer. All stages in a chain must eventually include consideration of the final customer, no matter how far an individual operation is from the end-customer. Each operation in the chain should be satisfying its own customer, but also making sure that eventually the end-customer is also satisfied. Supply chain objectives Meeting the requirements of end-customers requires the supply chain to achieve appropriate levels of the…

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Critical Appraisal Report

1. INTRODUTION This report will cover logistics and R&D section from the simulation, where I will be stating theories of logistics, and logistic transportation concepts, and analyzing my understanding for research and development. I will be stating out my decision for logistics and R&D section in the simulation as well, and point out the reasons why I have made the decisions. 2. CONSIDERATION OF RELEVANT THEORIES & CONCEPT 2.1 Logistics: According to Grund & Vartdal, logistics is “the process of…

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Easyinternetcafe Cafe

This case report addresses the challenges to implement a new logistic system that if well implemented it can improve operations and can convert easyinternetcafe into a profitable company. EasyInternetCafe (eIC)is a chain of Internet cafes with stores in the UK, the USA, Holland, Belgium, France, Germany, Spain and Italy. eIC is part of the Easy Group, headed by the Greek entrepreneur Stelios Haji-Ioannou. The original business model is to build and operate on the principle of ‘economics of scale’ or…

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supply Chain Management System of ‘aarong’

1. Introduction: In today’s competitive world of Business competitive advantage can be gain by proper information system and developing that information system. Aarong information system is a sign of the modern business organization of Bangladesh. Supply chain management is the streamlining of a business’ supply-side activities to maximize customer value and to gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace. Supply chain management (SCM) represents an effort by suppliers to develop and implement supply chains that are as efficient and economical…

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Tui Mod 6 Self Reflective Paper

As I reflect back on the last two months I start to think of what I have learned while in OPM300, Introduction to Operations Management. In this essay I will discuss the following topics, what I learned the most in this class, something’s that I didn’t really catch on to and how I can improve. One important thing that I learned in this class is if you don’t have a good logistical support then your business can fail quickly. After…

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Third Party Logistics

According to Maslow, every individual has different levels of needs. It ranges from the basic needs which includes food, clothing & shelter to the highest or the self-actualization needs. In the course of history, humankind has found out that it is very difficult to achieve these needs without the help of another, and more lately without the help of the institutions that specialize in providing the different needs of every individual. Today, this system of providing needs of every individual…

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Honda Motor Company Ltd.

How does Mr. Honda’s history with suppliers relate to Honda’s current supply management strategy? Honda’s current supply management strategy is consistent with Mr. Honda’s history. There three factors about Honda’s supply management strategy, focus on local market, emphasis on competition and reliable suppliers. According to the Honda’s export strategy of “Honda and U.S. – Japan Automotive Trade”(1997), it is clearly that Honda focuses on regional markets which contributes to developing more sales, strong research and better development. And their strategy…

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Transportation Management Systems

Abstract Transportation Management Systems (TMS) have changed the way companies do business. Handling transportation planning, TMS transformed the way United Parcel Service (UPS) executes their delivery business. Enabling what once was a small business by providing assistance in managing the shipping and receiving of retailers, manufacturers and suppliers goods, United Parcel Service (UPS) is now an international servicing company. The conjoined efforts of UPS and its TMS have allowed brick-and-mortar businesses to focus on core competencies and customer service by…

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The Event Planning

II. INTRODUCTION Event planning is the process of planning a festival, ceremony, competition, party, concert, or convention. Event planning includes budgeting, establishing dates and alternate dates, selecting and reserving the event site, acquiring permits, and coordinating transportation and parking. Event planning also includes some or all of the following, depending on the event: developing a theme or motif for the event, arranging for speakers and alternate speakers, coordinating location support (such as electricity and other utilities), arranging decor, tables, chairs,…

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Haus Mart Case

This report evaluates whether Exel should move into supply chain planning with Haus Mart at this time or pursue some other strategy for advancing Exel’s current role. Economic and strategic arguments will be provided to convince Exel leadership of the best course of action. The following bullet points will identify the key issues in the case followed by an analysis of those issues. Haus Mart is reliant on over 650 supply chains worldwide to control the freight management responsibilities for…

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Supply Chain & Logistic Solution

Introduction of Organization The Crystal Group is headquartered in Hong Kong and with the acquisition of the former Martin International becomes one of the largest apparel manufacturers in the world. Our customers are the most important visitors to any of our international clothing operations, – they are not dependent on us, we are dependent on them – they are not an outsider in our business, they are part of it – we are not doing them a favour by serving…

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A Case Analysis of the Workings of a Third Party Logistics Industry

Introduction             The relevance of Third Party Logistics (3PL) Providers need not be overemphasized.  The logistics industry provides a very good opportunity for industries to focus more on their core competencies and significantly reduce their spending while at the same time improving their systems and customer service aspects.  Since most of the 3PL companies have all the resources that are necessary for effective logistics function on top of their human capital it is always the case that companies will definitely…

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