By Feng Chen, Chung-Yee Lee (auth.), James H. Bookbinder (eds.)
Global logistics involves tradeoffs in facility situation, distribution networks, the routing and scheduling of deliveries by way of varied modes of trip (e.g., air, water, truck, rail), procurement, and the final administration of overseas offer chains. In an more and more worldwide economic system, then, logistics has develop into a crucial subject within the luck or failure of a company. it really is an essential component of provide chain administration that contains not only operations administration concerns, yet construction engineering and local technology matters as well.
As Director of the distinguished Waterloo administration of built-in production platforms examine team (WATMIMS), which makes a speciality of logistics and production, Jim Bookbinder is uniquely certified to edit a instruction manual on international logistics. He has aligned a suite of fashionable individuals for this volume.
The chapters within the instruction manual are equipped into discrete sections that learn modes; logistics specifically international locations; operations inside of a free-trade quarter; cutting edge positive aspects impacting overseas logistics; case experiences of particular businesses; and a glance towards the longer term. members are from the Americas, Europe, and Asia, they usually push the state-of-the-art in components similar to exchange vs. safeguard; border concerns; cabotage inside NAFTA; eco-friendly logistics corridors in the european; inland ports; direct-to-store issues; and the entire questions that must be faced in any given sector. this can definitely attract researchers and practitioners alike, and will function required or supplementary interpreting in graduate-level logistics classes as well.
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A logistics park can provide a synergistic location for 3PLs, transportation carriers or DCs that all service distribution-oriented industrial firms. Such a location could also be synergistic for particular companies that perform most or some of their own distribution activities themselves. Sheffi lists a number of significant logistics parks in various countries, including China. Here we limit ourselves to pointing out that China has about 475 logistics parks. Among them, 122 are running, 219 are in the process of construction and 134 parks are in the planning stage.
Other examples of companies that pulled out or re-oriented their operations include UK companies Argos, and Marks and Spencer (Chopra et al. 2010). The following cases illustrate how some companies have dealt with the challenges pertaining to Indian supply chains. Example 1 (Jaipur Rugs, Jaipur, India). Jaipur Rugs (JR) is a company that sells exclusive rugs to customers in over twenty countries. JR focuses on connoisseurs of ancient classical hand-woven rugs. A key challenge facing the company is to bridge the unorganized weaver community with customers primarily from developed nations such as US, Australia and Canada.
In this functional view (Subramaniam 2004; Soares-Aguira and Palma-dos-Reis 2008), buyers/suppliers use an electronic gateway to interact with the system’s processes consisting of: (1) procurement management entailing web-support for user interaction, product cataloging etc. (2) transactional support in the form of searches and other order-management activities; and (3) features such as auctions/negotiation. Of these three levels, levels (1) and (2) are the most visible and prevalent parts of EPS technologies, while level (3) relates to advanced functionality (see shaded parts of Fig.