By Leif Enarsson
This publication provides a viewpoint for the longer term improvement of logistics, particularly in a ecu context. The constitution is a stream from inbound to opposite logistics with emphasis on logistics improvement, in addition to transportation and data structures. The booklet is strategic, either exterior and inner, with specific emphasis at the many new and significant fields of logistics administration. The ebook presents an knowing among some of the logistics actions, and it exhibits how enterprise logistics is hooked up to the final technique of an organization. a few descriptions are on a extra normal point, whereas others glance extra heavily at distinct logistics actions as a part of a offer chain.
desk of Contents
1. The enterprise Logistics improvement
2. Logistics Management/Supply Chain concepts
three. Inbound Logistics
four. production within the Logistics method
five. Outbound Logistics
6. opposite Logistics
7. Environmental concerns with regards to Logistics and Transportation
nine. shipping and Logistics info platforms
10. the longer term
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Extra resources for Future Logistics Challenges
X Product standardisation which can result in a product that does not entirely satisfy any customer. x A globally standardised product, but one which can seldom satisfy all needs in all countries. x Activity-concentration, which distances to customers resulting in lower responsiveness and flexibility. x Uniform marketing, which can reduce adaptation to local customer behaviour. x Integrated competitive moves, which can mean sacrificing revenues, profits or competitive positions (subsidiary can attack a global competitor).
This part treats both external conditions, and the internal chain perspectives. Globalisation is not undisputed, and therefore some measure of criticism against globalisation are treated. Purchasing and sourcing are other important parts of inbound logistics. Sourcing of suppliers is a process in which different steps can be discernible, and the main messages in these are described. Sourcing of suppliers is also an important part of logistics, determining much of the future activities in the material flow.
In a changing and largely unpredictable business environment, assessing a possible future for a company is one of the best ways to promote responsiveness, flexibility and preparedness, seen as the source of significant competitive advantage. Every organization has a culture, based on past success. This allows people in the organisation to make decisions on a day-to-day basis; this is necessary for an organisation to function. The problem arises when 54 Logistics Management/Supply Chain Strategies this culture no longer relates accurately to the outside world, because the environment has changed.