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Strategies Used By Logistics Firms To Minimize Costs And Maximize Services: MBA-thesis in marketing
University of Gävle, Department of Business Administration and Economics.
2009 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Aim: More and more organizations worldwide want to develop products for global markets. At the same time, they need to make their products available in the global market to be competitive. One of today's trends to solve this problem of making products in the global market is by involving logistics to manage complex distribution requirements. Organizations have developed strategic alliances with companies all over the world to manage their logistics operations network. (www.chrobinson.com).

My research was aimed at understanding the coordination of logistics activities at the terminal.

 

Method: I based my study on a combination of descriptive and exploratory type. As regards descriptive I presented my data collected in a descriptive analysis. Also I used the exploratory research to know exactly the implementation of logistics activities at Schenker's terminal and also to observe the activities, conduct interviews and administer questionnaires.

 

Result & Conclusions: The major results of my findings revealed that the existing management procedure of the outbound logistics system at Schenker terminal which involves material handling, transportation, distribution, cross-docking, customer service and information systems could not be seen as lean and agile. This is because of the existence of many problems faced by the terminal such as congestion, flows inefficiencies, excess scrap, too much manual documentation,  delays in deliveries, damages, poor customer service, return goods, idle equipment (forklift and trucks) and personal and high cost of operations.

 

Suggestions for future research: The study is limited in the sense that it does not include the whole supply chain; the terminal is just a part in the supply chain and whatever problems that are encountered are not experienced in the whole supply chain. This could lead to a broader basis of a future research project.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. , p. 56
Keywords [en]
Logistics, Customer Service, Order Processing, Distribution, Channel Designs, Terminals, Storage and Handling of Inventory, Material Handling Devices.
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-4824OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-4824DiVA, id: diva2:224611
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