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It is said that transporting goods adds to their cost and not to their value, therefore movement of goods is normally by the cheapest and most suitable method in the given circumstances. This statement does not appear to apply when considering the movement of passenger...

Inventory Requirement

As supply chain flows are essential for fulfillment of customer orders, managers throughout the network need to anticipate the customer requirements at each of the levels of the chain. Simply put, organisations require materials from a variety of s...

As a Warehouse Manager, you will be faced with several challenges in attempting to deliver an acceptable service to your customers. Some of these challenges will be brought about by the following:

  • The requirement to execute more, smaller transactions

  • The requir...

A key decision concerning the supply of a good or service is whether it should be provided by the organisation itself, or whether an outside source should be used. Bailey et al. (2008) suggest that, in making such decisions, the following issues should be considered:

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By their very nature, global supply chains are both extended and complex and usually require all the major modes (and sometimes minor modes) of transport to be used in order to move goods from the point of source through any required processing or production processes...

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