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Embry LGMT682 module 1.3 Discussion

1.3 - Discussion: Module 1

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Is logistics part of supply chain management? Or is supply chain management part of logistics management? Defend your answer.

Access the GE Aviation website (Links to an external site.). Discuss some of the benefits of integrated logistics management noted by GE Aviation.

Access the Defense Acquisition University website (Links to an external site.). Describe your findings about how the Department of Defense defines integrated logistics management (i.e., the integrated management of a number of logistics support elements).

Research another reference to integrated logistics management and share your findings with the class.

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Embry LGMT682 module 2.2 Discussion

2.2 - Discussion: Module 2

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Some unique technologies have evolved from needs within the logistics community. Two of these, RFID and simulation, have impacted not just processes within logistics, but also how business is conducted in general. Select one of the above technologies and describe how it has changed the management of logistics in a firm with a specific example to illustrate your point.

As indicated in the previous question, RFID is having a major impact on the management of logistics. What are some of the issues or challenges associated with the implementation of RFID?

As you search the internet for logistics applications you may run into CRM, SCM, or ERP solutions. What do these acronyms mean and what is their relationship to logistics management?

The text presents many examples of how the internet has streamlined the distribution process. From an integrated logistics point of view, what are some of the impacts you might expect on other functional areas such as Procurement, HR, Marketing, Finance, Manufacturing, IT, Legal, etc. Select one of these areas and address how a new web-enabled distribution process might affect that functional area. Defend your answer.

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The text presents three demand forecasting models. The concept of collaborative planning, forecasting, and replenishment (CPFR) is also briefly presented. Discuss how these two concepts form just one aspect of a true integrated logistics process. What are some of the issues that may become apparent when implementing CPFR?

We have addressed the critical role of information technology in managing logistics. Go to the website for Oracle, SAP, IBM, or another software firm and briefly describe what you find about their demand management or order management products in terms of their capabilities to track supply and demand, as well as proposed benefits.

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Embry LGMT682 module 3.2 Discussion

3.2 - Discussion: Module 3

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How do the packaging concepts presented in this module impact the unique requirements associated with air cargo? Research the website for Fed Ex, UPS, DHL, or another air cargo carrier and report your findings about their air cargo packaging requirements and/or services. Defend your answer.

In the last several years, air cargo facilities have benefited from the revolutions in standard warehouse design. Examples include the air cargo facilities of express shippers and the new Hong Kong International airport facility. How can RFID-enabled Unit Load devices benefit air cargo and air passenger baggage service? Support your answer with specific examples from your findings.

Describe the relationship between packaging, the environment, corporate social responsibility, and logistics. Provide one or more examples to support your position.

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Embry LGMT682 module 4.2 Discussion

4.2 - Discussion: Module 4

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One of the greatest changes in the transportation industry has been the steady growth in the use of containers. Based on the role of logistics in the world's economy, do you expect that growth to continue? Explain why or why not, and provide examples. Cite one or more references to back up your position.

Look up the freight forwarding capabilities of a large parcel carrier (UPS, Fed Ex, DHL, or another) and describe the scope of services offered, geographic coverage, and their freight forwarding capabilities.

Do you think the role of a transportation manager in a collaborative supply chain has changed significantly due to the introduction of new technology as discussed in the readings and presentations? Explain why. Cite one or more examples to illustrate your point.

If you were building a performance scorecard for your transportation function, what metrics would you include to help you track and manage performance? Justify your choice and provide examples.

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Embry LGMT682 module 5.2 Discussion

5.2 - Discussion: Module 5

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Using the internet or other resources, describe at least one example of a major firm located in a new city or state and describe the facility location benefits supported by the firm or local government officials.

How can the internet be used to assist in the site selection process to locate a facility? Give at least one example to illustrate your point.

Free trade zones are frequently located around major airports or seaports. Discuss how locating a free trade zone at a secondary international airport (meaning predominantly cargo and not passenger) can be beneficial to a community and contribute to the region's supply chain capabilities. Use an airport such as the one located in Louisville, Kentucky as an example.

There are a variety of software applications that can be used to assist in the site selection process. Using the internet, identify and briefly describe at least one example of a software application that can be used by logistics managers to facilitate location decision making such as the use of Geographic Information Systems, network optimization modeling, transportation modeling, etc.

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Embry LGMT682 module 6.2 Discussion

6.2 - Discussion: Module 6

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What is cross-docking and why is it an important concept for many corporations? Support your answer with examples.

Using the internet, look up and briefly describe the capabilities and proposed benefits of at least one warehouse management software application (or warehouse management solution). Support your answer with examples.

Select one or more technologies related to warehouse management (RFID, voice recognition, bar coding, scanners, robotics, etc.) and describe the potential impact of that technology on the design and management of a warehouse or distribution center. Support your answer with examples.

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Using the internet, look up and describe the capabilities and proposed benefits of at least one inventory management software application (or inventory management solution). Support your answer with examples.

Many business analysts use inventory turnover as one of several major metrics to assess the financial health and future success of a corporation. How can inventory turnover ratios offer insight into the health of a company's operations? Support your answer with examples.

If you were the decision maker, would you choose to let another firm manage your inventory (i.e., Vendor Managed Inventory). Why or why not? Support your discussion with some recent industry examples.

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Embry LGMT682 module 7.2 Discussion

7.2 - Discussion: Module 7

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Many firms consider procurement to be a more strategic function than in the past. Discuss why. Support your answer with examples.

We constantly hear and read in the news about the issue of corporate social responsibility, safety, and procurement. Do you expect the trend toward socially responsible procurement to continue? Explain why or why not. Provide one or more examples to support your position.

Using the internet, look up one export management company. What services and proposed benefits do they offer in terms of international logistics? Provide one or more examples to support your position.

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Embry LGMT682 module 8.2 Discussion

8.2 - Discussion: Module 8

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Having control over your logistics and supply chain operations is a major issue for large corporations, but at the same time, many firms are outsourcing services that are not considered to be part of their core competencies. Discuss how firms are dealing with the risk of losing control while obtaining the benefits of outsourcing. Provide one or more examples to support your position.

Control is a major issue in Performance Based Logistics (PBL) management. What are some of the advantages and disadvantages associated with PBL and what is being done to limit the downside risk of allowing one or more additional parties to manage a firm's (or the government's) logistics operations? Provide one or more examples to support your position.

As the head of logistics and supply chain management for your firm, what are some of the major steps you would take to insure that your international supply chains are secure? Provide one or more examples to support your position.

Discuss how can an audit of a firm's logistics operations indicate where to improve performance. Describe what is benchmarking and how can it help improve overall performance in an organization. Provide one or more examples to support your position.

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