Logistics Paper Samples

New Technologies in Retail Supply Chains

Introduction Like many industries in the 21st-century business world, the retail industry is heavily dependent on technology. The main purpose of technology simply put is to make work easier. Retail chains experience a myriad of problems that make it necessary for them to adopt the said technologies to remain competitive...

Performance of Sustainable Hotel Supply Chain

Abstract The hotel industry is one of the most demanding sectors when it comes to supply chain systems. This situation is a result of the nature of the business, which demands the need for fresh and quality produce, in order to attract and retain customers. For this reason, this paper...

Essence of Supply Chain in UAE

Introduction The competitiveness of the modern business environment is prompting industry players to seek for new ways to harness their operations. The supply chain embodies most of the activities that are poised to bridge the essence of the gap between the producer and the customer. Consequently, the supply chain covers...

Inventory Management and Its Role in Supply Chain

Abstract Inventory management can be considered as the backbone of supply chain management because the way inventory is managed the flow of goods along the supply chain. In addition, successful inventory management ensures that the company keeps just enough stock or raw materials to maintain profitable production and supply of...

Toyota and Ford Companies Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Introduction Supply chain management involves managing a “network of interconnected businesses concerned with the ultimate provision of product and service packages required by end consumers” (Jespersen and Skjott, 2005, p. 17). Supply chain management activities include order processing, transportation and storage of goods which may include work-in-progress and raw materials....

Supply Chain Management Role in Enterprise Planning

Abstract Effective supply chain management of an organisation ensures that the systems for supply chain management reduce various costs that are associated with supplies. Thus, products and services are availed just whenever they are required in a manner that ensures sustainability of the increasing number of products that need to...

Wal-Mart’s Supply Chain Management and Technology

Background Wal-Mart is an American multinational retail corporation that uses a technology-driven supply chain management (SCM) system to link suppliers, manufacturers, and distributors with customers. Incorporating information technology into its SCM practices has contributed significantly to Wal-Mart’s push and pull strategies of development and growth besides enabling it to achieve...

Supply Chain Management Software

Abstract This paper delves into the concept of supply chain management and the use of software in the sector. The effective management of the supply chain, from the production of raw materials to the consumption of finished goods by the end-user, gives the company a competitive advantage. Understanding the supply...

Emirates Post: Strategic Supply Chain Management

Business Purpose Supply Chain Management and Competitive Strategy Emirates Post’s Background Emirates Post is an official postal operation in the United Arab Emirates that aims at managing several long-term and medium-term planning operations and postal and non-postal services and providing the citizen of the UAE with the required portion of...

Toyota Company: Supply Chain Management

Explain fully the impact on the Supply Chain of transferring all the manufacturing to factories in India, Bangladesh and Philippines. From a Supply Chain perspective what risks do you think are involved and how would you recommend these are overcome? Impact of transferring manufacturing activities The transfer of manufacturing by...

Colbertens Services Ltd.’s Procurement Expenditure

Introduction This paper will examine the sourcing plan which is a significant aspect of expenditure within the Colbertens Services Limited, which is a Dubai-based service company. When reviewing the cost aspects, the paper examines products, services, and logistics involved in the supply chain management at the company. From the research,...

Toyota Motors’ Strategic Supply Chain Management

Task 1: Understand the relationship between Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Organizational Business Objectives Explain the Importance of Effective Supply Chain Management in Achieving Organizational Objectives Supply chain management (SCM) forms the central part of any business organization. As such, an organization needs to strive toward attaining an effective supply...

Carlsen and Agsten Companies: Production and Supply Chain

Abstract This is an analysis of a case study involving Agsten and Carlsen companies that formed a partnership where Agsten supplied products to Carlsen. At the time Agsten was considering to relocate, it had started to experience communication and skills transfer problems. That was in addition to the failure to...

Pepsi Company’s Supply Chain Strategies

Introduction PepsiCo Inc. is one of the leading food and beverage companies in the world. This American company was started in 1965 after the merger between Frito-Lay and Pepsi Cola and had its headquarters in Purchase. Through mergers and acquisitions, this company has been able to diversify its products to...

Strategic’ Supply Chain Competition

Business organizations will always seek a competitive edge over others. A competitive edge is critical because business organizations operate to make profits. Profit maximization entails providing value for customers who, in return, reward the organization with loyalty and increased purchases. Initially, competition was based on many things over which the...

Jet Company’s Supply Chain Strategy

Executive summary Jet has increased chances of penetrating into the highly competitive mobile phone market. The company should perfect on making sleek fashionable mobile phones using a number of recommendations discussed below and through implementing competent marketing strategies as the major back up. Though a number of companies have already...

Petrochemical Companies: Warehouse Managing and Improving

Introduction Warehouse management remains a vital concept in the supply chain, as it controls the movement and storage of properties within a firm. The process of receiving, storing, picking, packing, and shipping requires competent employees who comprehend their job expectations. Each division of warehouse operation has unique challenges requiring experienced...

Etihad Airways Company’ Supply Chains and Logistics

Introduction As the assistant for the Logistics and Operations Manager, I find it prudent to develop cost and management plans that correlate with the strategic plan of the Etihad Airways. The main idea is to develop a unique formula that would give the airline a competitive advantage over other rival...

Inventory Systems: Types and Control

Abstract An inventory system keeps a record of all the movements (orders, sales and transfers) of a company’s raw material, products and other inventories such as office furniture. By having a proper inventory system, businesses can streamline their orders and sales. Selection of an appropriate inventory system depends on the...

Turner and Aramex Companies Logistics Issues

Introduction Successful production and service organizations incorporate into their operations a department that is principally dedicated to conducting logistics management. Such a department is designed to take charge in providing oversight for finances together with information movement from manufacturers all the way to wholesalers, retailers, and finally to the consumers...

Total Quality Management in Supply Chain

Executive Summary Total quality management is a tool used by firms to enhance their production efficiency. This tool was developed in the 1970s in North America and it spread to Europe and other parts of the world. A number of quality management methods have emerged since then, but total quality...

Inventory Management in Supply Chain

Abstract The paper examines inventory management as a backbone of supply chain management. It provides an argument to support the claim and then proceeds to discuss other components of decision-making, system development and management in regards to the implementation of inventory management in different organization types. The paper only relies...