1-A: For this case study find and read the article below in the ProQuest data
base. Then answer the following question.
how will information technology help logistics integration?
Expectations: Discuss specifically how information technology is helping
Sunsweet Growers meet their logistics needs on both the supply and demand
side. nclude at least three references.
You should have 3-4 pages of written text plus a cover sheet and references
Harold, Harpal Singh. (2007, Mar.) Balanced S&OP: Sunsweet Growers' Story,
Management Review. New York: Vol.11. Issues 2; pg 51
Distribution Center Location
article referenced below and answer the following question:
reasons many distribution centers are relocating to second-tier interior
advantages and disadvantages these interior cities have relative to access to
U.S. markets and to international supply chains.
Use the same
format as your Module 1 paper, citing at least three different sources of
should be 3-4 pages.
Lara L. (2007, Aug) Site Selection Focuses on Second-Tier Markets. World Trade.
Troy: August 2007, Vol. 20, Issue 8, pg. 40.
activity surges ahead with rising transportation costs close behind, shippers
big and small are reevaluating theirwarehousing and distribution strategies to
maintain a competitive edge. While the prime markets such as Los Angeles,
Chicago, and New York continue to pack them in, a host of second-tier markets
are becoming more attractive thanks to new intermodal hubs and less-congested
roadways, which offer reliable access to major populations centers. According
to global real estate developer ProLogis, eastern Pennsylvania has become one
of the top four East Coast distribution centers. In the Midwest, Louisville,
KY, which boasts a major hub for UPS as well as a new 64,000 square foot
service center for DHL, is another city that is attracting attention from
shippers who want affordable, first-class distribution facilities with
exceptional infrastructure and proximity to key markets. Another state that has
seen a turnaround in its economy, thanks to increased logistics and
distribution activity, is Ohio.
Management Systems Assignment 1-C:
following two articles in ProQuest along with the others in the background
(2005, Apr.) "Kirkland's New Home," Modern Materials Handling
Management Edition), Boston Vol60, Iss. 4: pg 22.
Expectations: Be sure to include discussion of the following:
differences between contemporary warehousing functions versus those of the
recent past (25 years ago).
role and importance Value Added Services (VAS), Cross-Docking and other
innovations play in contemporary Warehouse Management Systems (WMS).
Assess if Kirkland?s new warehousing operations
exemplifies a ?state-of-the-art?
should be 3-4 pages.
Assignment 1-D: For this case study find and read the
article below in the ProQuest data
base concerning transportation management
systems. These software packages are
starting to be used in logistics channels and their potential is just beginning
to be explored. After you have read the
article below answer the following question.
How will TMSs
improve the efficiency of logistics?
Assignment Expectations: Iwant you to put your thinking
caps on and have some fun with this assignment. Be creative. Use the same
format as your module one paper, again with at least 3 different sources of
information. The paper should be 3-4 pages.
Field, A. M.,
(2006). One platform, many uses. Journal of Commerce, New York August 21.
1-E: For this case study find and read the article below in ProQuest that looks
at BNSF's freight yard outside Chicago and then answer the following question.
logistical advantages does BNSF have with this type of freight yard?
Expectations: You should include at least three advantages. Also consider
discussion several disadvantages. Provide adequate backing and good logic. The
paper should be 3-4
pages. Use the same format as your module one paper,
again with at least 3 different sources of information.
W., (2003). The 21st century freight
yard: BNSF's Logistics Park near