I have attached the two files. One of the files is the readings which is pages 1-10 numbers at the bottom of the pages and the other file is the questions. Contact book is the book required pages 1-10 and the other file is the questions. Questions must be numbered and written out and the provide the answer below Example 1. What are the key provisions of the Motor Carrier Act of 1980? ***Provide answer and then so forth fairly simple assignment
Based on your reading for this week, provide a brief summary of one of the topics below: Five tools lean organizations commonly turn to in their pursuit of perfection Dimensions of quality Costs of quality Total productive maintenance Summarize your thoughts, including the importance of the topic in supply chain management, in an MS Word document. Your answer should be at least 500 words in length.
Creating a Logistics Plan for International Transport and Warehousing of Goods Strategic Logistics Management, Inc. (SLM) is a U.S.-based third party company whose primary business is to deliver logistics services. Currently, SLM manages several warehouses in Los Angeles and the New York/New Jersey area. SLM provides expertise in air and ocean shipping, customs clearance, forwarding, warehousing, and ground transportation. Over the past five years, SLM has built a successful logistics information system (LIS) that includes personnel, equipment, and technology. The decision-support systems included in the LIS are a transportation management system (TMS) and a warehouse management system (WMS). SLM employs experienced personnel in the United States to handle a wide range of logistics activities and provide customized logistics solutions and services. The company is considering expanding their global operations to provide the same range of services in Australia, including Imports: A network of offices and trade connections to support import consolidation, provide warehousing of goods prior to customs clearance, and manage import documentation for customs formalities. Door-to-door services: Cargo pickup from supplier locations and transportation of goods directly to the customer, as well as freight bookings with airlines and ocean lines to handle cargo exports from both the United States and Australia. Exports: Handling of various types of cargo exports by the ocean and by air, ensuring the timely movement of goods at the most competitive rates. Complete export documentation is provided. SLM is working to secure two contracts in Australia that will go into effect next year. The first contract is with Greer Wire Company in Melbourne, Australia, to transport two million pounds of stainless steel brushfire mesh used in protecting homes in bushfire prone areas. This cargo will be shipped to Los Angeles, California. The stainless steel wire mesh is supplied in five-meter rolls with an outside diameter of 500 mm, and each roll weighs 50 kg. The second contract is with Brooks Brothers, a clothing company located in New York City, for warehousing and transportation of clothing in various sizes of cardboard boxes that easily assemble in one unit load on a 48-inch by 40-inch pallet. The goods will be shipped from New York, New York, to Sydney, Australia. For the purpose of this assignment, you can make reasonable assumptions about the weight of the boxes. SLM will manage a rapid flow of goods to and from Australia. The proposed warehouses in Australia will be located in proximity to two large metropolitan areas, Sydney and Melbourne. In the first year of its operations in Australia, SLM plans to handle an average of 200 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs) of imports and exports between the United States and Australia every month. You are a Logistics Manager at SLM. As part of the companys goal to strengthen its competitiveness in the global marketplace, the CEO has asked you to design a logistics plan for the proposed warehouse operations in Australia and transportation of goods between Australia and the United States. In your report (allowing for reasonable assumptions when necessary), Select one of the two SLM contracts described above. Analyze the products physical properties, volume, and quantities to determine if the products shipment size is small (150 to 500 pounds) or a larger (consolidated) shipment (at least one TEU). Evaluate at least two modes of transportation that best support the organizations supply chain for shipping the product from one country to another, door-to-door, in a multimodal shipment. Explain your reasoning. Identify the type of warehouses that SLM should employ in Australia to ensure a rapid movement of goods. Recommend either public, private, or contract warehousing and explain how your recommendation supports SLMs supply chain management. List and describe the necessary commercial, banking, and shipping documents that comply with export and import procedures in the United States. These may include a commercial invoice, certificate of origin, shippers export declaration, shippers letter of instruction, bill of lading, freight bill, and letter of credit. Determine the appropriate Incoterms® 2010 rule, depending on the shipment mode and buyers and sellers responsibilities. Select a process (Lean, Six Sigma, Just-in-Time, or Kanban) and explain how the process can be implemented to ensure effective and efficient warehouse operations techniques are in place that supports the companys supply chain design. List a minimum of four additional budget line items in the table below with a rationale to ensure smooth warehouse operations in Australia. Support your rationale by including various logistics activity measures, cost drivers, profit models, and the role of inventory and how they influence SLMs financial outcomes. Budget line item Rationale Shipment consolidation Cost savings management Warehouse safety and security Efficient and safe warehouse operations Software implementation Order management, customer relationship management, and load-planning for a truck trailer. The Final Paper Must be 2,400 to 3,000 words (not including title and references pages), double-spaced, and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.). Contextual (Level One) headings must be used to organize your paper and your thoughts. Must include a title page with the following: Title of paper Students name Course name and number Instructors name Date submitted Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought. Must include and integrate supporting information and reasoning from at least five scholarly, peer-reviewed, or other credible business sources in addition to the course text (see Ashford Writing Centers Integrating Research (Links to an external site.) for assistance). The Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.) table offer additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment. Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.). Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Research Paper Instructions. Subject: Transportation & Logistics You are to research one of the following industries: Trucking Industry Ocean Carrier Industry Port & Terminal Industry Railroad Industry Airline Industry Your research will shed light on the following: General Composition of the supply chain Global reach and concentration Main participants / competitors Key supply chain process concerns Current developments Your paper contain the following sections: Title Summary Introduction Research Methodology Results (see 5 points above) Discussion Conclusion References/Bibliography
Amazon has exploited several opportunities on the Internet to attract customers and increase revenues. Amazon uses the Internet to attract customers by offering a huge resource of millions of books. A large physical bookstore, in contrast, carries fewer than 100,000 titles. Amazon also uses the Internet to customize service to the individual. Amazon’s software allows it to develop and maintain customer relations by recommending books based on customer purchase history, sending reminders at holiday time, and permitting customers to review and comment on books. New titles are quickly introduced and made available online, whereas a brick-and-mortar bookstore chain must distribute and stock the titles prior to sale. Amazon takes advantage of other Internet attributes: online ordering and 24-hour-a-day, 7-days-a-week availability. To this Amazon adds delivery to the customer’s door. Topics/Questions that should be covered in the essay: History and background of the company. What are the advantages and disadvantages of selling products over the Internet? Give examples of companies that have been faced with advantages and disadvantages. Specifically, describe their challenges and the methods used to overcome challenges. If books can be downloaded online, how will Amazon’s business change? What methods could be used to forecast inventory and facility cost? What types of inventory methods does Amazon use? Would ABC Analysis be the best inventory method? Explain. What inventory method would you use? Explain. Why would the other inventory methods not be the most beneficial? What other products could Amazon sell that are downloadable? Give examples and reasons Amazon would be successful. What challenges would they have to overcome? What recent projects has Amazon started? What do traditional bookstores have to gain from setting up an e-commerce site to complement their retail stores? How does this impact on-hand inventory? What are Amazons competitors and how are they dealing with inventory cost and control? Can they compete with Amazon 10-15 years from now? Why or why not? What are some of Amazons best practices that help establish the company as a leader in their field? What are some best practices for managing inventory (be sure to include reference)? How does the companys initial mission and philosophy align with how Amazon has grown and developed over the years? Your essay should be at least 3-4 pages.
Supply Chain Management and Technology This weeks readings suggest that technology is at the center of changes taking place in supply chain management. In this discussion you will take a closer look at innovative technologies that companies are implementing to streamline their supply chain operations and examine how these new technologies have affected their business performance. For your initial post provide an example of a company that has been innovative with the implementation of new technology in their supply chain network. You can select a company on your own (using credible sources) from your textbook or from assigned readings. Your post must include the following: Name your chosen company and describe their business, then explain how they have implemented change in their supply chain through technological innovation. Explain how technology has changed the company, improved its supply chain management, and stimulated its competitive advantage. Provide one example of another new technology that you think might further improve the companys supply chain operations and increase its global efficiency and competitiveness. Your initial post must be a minimum of 225 words.
Movie title is “Lord of War” staring Nicholas cage I will tip an extra $15 for the rental of the movie. It is $4 on youtube and amazon, not sure if its still on Netflix. I have also attached an upload of the course book for you to site as a reference. Instructions: for This Case Study We will be watching Lord of War with Nicholas Cage. I will show this movie twice via Zoom. If you do not sign up for one of the two sessions I will hold then you will be responsible for finding the movie and completing the assignment. See the Assignment Information page. You will need to take notes as the video will only be shown twice, there will be no pausing during the session and I will not answer any questions before or after the session. Your task is to make correlations between Lord of War and Sourcing and Procurement. The Critical Analysis must follow all APA Guidelines. Must include headings! (Break up your writing). Your critical analysis must be between 3-5 pages (min-max), include a Title Page and Reference page. The critical analysis should include the following: Explain how procurement plays a part in this supply chain. How do supplier relationships play a part in this supply chain? How does the political climate affect the supply chain? What shipping methods are used throughout this supply chain? Are they legal or illegal? Explain. What constraints exist in this supply chain and how are they overcome? How is inventory managed? What strategic sourcing practices take place? Are there any other supply chain concepts not mentioned above? Explain in full. Hint: This analysis SHOULD NOT be in question/answer format. An automatic zero (0) will be earned for not following directions! This case study will take the place of the Final Exam listed on your Assignment List and count as a Quiz.
Locate an article on Global Operations or Global Business from one of the industry trade journals (International Operations Management Journal, Journal of Operations Management, Productions & Operations Management, International Journal of Operations Management, etc.). Select a topic related to what youve read (Competitive Advantage, Global Technology, Finance, Strategic Planning, etc.). Summarize the article. Identify three key points the author makes and explain the rationale related to the readings and your professional experience. Find evidence to support or refute the author. Be sure to use one external source in addition to the article and textbook to support your work.
Research the library for articles describing a redeployment effort. It can be any reverse logistic topic affecting military operations. For ideas, and for possible reference material, use the articles listed in the Individual Assignment Resources. Be sure to back any assertions and/or personal opinions with authority (library articles, for example). Develop the paper in conformance with APA criteria. The length should be two-pages, excluding title page and reference page. Use at least three library articles (articles from class count toward the three library article requirement).
Individual Assignment Resources:
Kindberg, S. B., & Gallo, A. L. (2006). Innovation in redeployment: The 1st infantry division retruns from Iraq. Army Logistician, 38(3), 30.
Rutner, S. M., Aviles, M., & Scott, C. (2012). Logistics evolutnion: A comparison of military and commercial logistics thought. The International Journal of Logistics Management, 23(1), 96-118.
Walden, J. L. (2001). Reverse logistics: A monogram. Retrieved from FortLeavenworth KS School of Advanced Military Studies:
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