By Feng Chen, Chung-Yee Lee (auth.), James H. Bookbinder (eds.)
Global logistics includes tradeoffs in facility position, distribution networks, the routing and scheduling of deliveries through various modes of trip (e.g., air, water, truck, rail), procurement, and the final administration of overseas provide chains. In an more and more worldwide financial system, then, logistics has develop into a crucial subject within the good fortune or failure of a firm. it truly is a vital part of offer chain administration that comprises not only operations administration issues, yet creation engineering and neighborhood technological know-how matters as well.
As Director of the distinguished Waterloo administration of built-in production structures examine workforce (WATMIMS), which makes a speciality of logistics and production, Jim Bookbinder is uniquely certified to edit a instruction manual on international logistics. He has aligned a collection of admired individuals for this volume.
The chapters within the guide are prepared into discrete sections that learn modes; logistics particularly nations; operations inside a free-trade area; cutting edge positive aspects impacting foreign logistics; case reports of particular businesses; and a glance towards the longer term. individuals are from the Americas, Europe, and Asia, they usually push the state-of-the-art in components reminiscent of exchange vs. safety; border concerns; cabotage inside NAFTA; eco-friendly logistics corridors in the ecu; inland ports; direct-to-store issues; and the entire questions that must be faced in any given sector. it will definitely attract researchers and practitioners alike, and will function required or supplementary interpreting in graduate-level logistics classes as well.
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Organizations could, for example, simplify the authorization of orders, and the returning of parts (Pierson 2002). • Use of marketplaces. By using the catalog management of EPS, companies can drive their procurement strategy by taking advantage of external multivendor catalogs. This strategy has been pursued by Bayer and SAP (Raisch 2001). • Other intangible benefits. EPSs also offer other intangible benefits such as process decentralization, improved transparency of process, and improved relationships with suppliers.
Aiming to fill this gap, we define an EPS and provide a framework of how such systems work in an organization. §§2 and 3 provide the background materials pertaining to supply chains and EPS, respectively. In §4, the supply chain benefits of an EPS are described and illustrated by cases of well-known successful EPS implementations in the US. This sets the stage for us to survey the perceptions of Indian managers about EPS, based on past studies (Lee et al. 2001; Pearcy and Giunipero 2008; Soares-Aguiar and Palma 2 Electronic Procurement Systems in India 29 dos-Rois 2008).
Logistics cost has risen to between 13 and 18 % of the total cost for Company A to provide its products to customers. They do hope that this percentage can approach the 9–10 % seen in US. Company A views the main reasons for high transportation costs to be too many toll stations, each requiring large payments. Company A has even suggested that the Chinese government privatize some nation-owned logistics companies, such as the China Railway Container Co. Moreover, it is said that modern information technologies would help improve logistics efficiency in China.