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Contents

  • Marketing Logistics

  • Logistics Engineering

  • Industrial Logistics

  • Business Logistics

  • Logistics Management

  • Integrated Logistics Management

  • Logistics pipeline Management

  • Transportation

  • Storage

  • Packaging

  • Materials Handling

  • Order Processing

  • Forecasting

  • Operation Planning

  • Purchasing

  • Customer Service

  • Site Location

  • Other Activities

Opportunity assessment

  • Diagnostic review

  • Pre-study for identifying inefficiencies and opportunities

Logistics infrastructure design and action plan

  • Exploring the link between overall strategy and logistics

  • Creating the strategic logistics vision

  • Evaluating selected options

  • Develop a logistics strategy

Operational capability improvement

  • Logistics Process Redesign and Cont. improvement

  • Creating faster and more reliable processes

  • Improve flexibility in production and distribution

Product flow synchronization

  • Synchronized production

  • Continuous replenishment

  • Integrated suppliers

  • Automated ordering

  • Capacity management

  • Integrated and coordinated decision making

Organizational issues

  • Inter-organizational processes

  • Internal logistics processes

  • Work processes

To understand the physical flow of goods

  • Where is the capital tied-up

  • How long - coverage in days or weeks

  • Why is it there - functions

Demand Analysis

  • Forecasting

  • Forecast error

Inventory Control

  • Economic Order Quantity

  • Safety stock

  • ABC-analysis

Operation Planning & Control (And Warehousing)

  • Capacity planning

  • Scheduling

  • Lay-out planning

  • Line balancing techniques

Transportation

  • Location models

  • Routing

  • Scheduling

6. Handling Major Business Logistics Problems and Inefficiencies

  • Long lead-times

  • Lead-time variations

  • Long and uncertain throughput time

  • Excess inventories

  • Obsolete materials

  • Many slow-movers

  • Poor service levels

  • Communication and coordination among players (functions, organizations)

  • Poor control

  • Poor forecasts

  • High costs