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Task Type: Individual Project   Deliverable Length: Word or Excel spreadsheet: Columns A–C and rows 1–8 + references    
Points Possible: 100   Due Date: 4/28/2014 11:59:59 PM  CT [removed]    
COURSE MANUAL:

Title: Supply Chain Network Design: Applying Optimization and Analytics to the Global Supply Chain
  Edition: 1
  Author: Michael Watson, Sara Lewis, Peter Cacioppi, Jay Jayar
  Publisher: FT Press
  ISBN: 9781256868460
  Course: SCM210

 

Weekly tasks or assignments (Individual or Group Projects) will be due by Monday and late submissions will be assigned a late penalty in accordance with the late penalty policy found in the syllabus. NOTE: All submission posting times are based on midnight Central Time.

The CEO expects you to be providing a number of various logistics reports and recommendations to her. She has asked you to prepare a chart on 1–2 pages of frequently used logistics techniques. To demonstrate your understanding of the breadth and depth of the logistics function, research the following terms, and for each of the 8 terms, complete the following:

  • Provide a definition, in your own terms, of frequently used logistics techniques.
  • Give an example of a real company or industry that uses this logistics technique.
  • What would the pros and cons be of using each technique listed below?
    1. Distribution center
    2. Public warehouse
    3. Third-party logistics
    4. Common carrier
    5. Dedicated private fleet
    6. Backhauls
    7. Deadheading
    8. Freight equalization

Provide citations and references to support your information.

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