Best Practices for Efficient Fleet Maintenance Scheduling

  Introduction The fleet functions like an orchestra, where even one malfunctioning piece of equipment can disrupt harmony and affect performance. That is why fleet managers place such great importance on developing robust maintenance schedules. Proper scheduling unlocks new levels of efficiency, keeps down fleet management costs, and improves the lifespan of crucial machinery. Here are some best practices to […]

Box Logistics, Containerization, Ports In A Global Shipping Network

Abstract Containers are the primary mode of transportation for maritime import and export flows, with 75% of total cargo carried by containers in developed areas of a global shipping network. Containerization allows for efficient distribution processes, and transshipment activities, such as warehousing, are integrated with production, distribution, and competitive supply chain strategies. Global Production Networks (GPNs) have become essential for […]

United Parcel Services Inc. : UPS Supply Chain Case Study

The American Messenger Company, founded in 1907, primarily focused on package delivery to retail stores and special delivery mail for the U.S. Post Office. In 1913, it acquired a Model T Ford as its first delivery vehicle. In 1919, the company expanded to Oakland, California, changing its name to United Parcel Service. UPS became one of the only companies in the United States to offer common carrier service, expanding to areas up to 125 miles outside the city. UPS faced direct competition with USPS and the Interstate Commerce Commission, but the common carrier service was applied in cities where UPS could use the service without the authority of the ICC and state commerce commissions. In 1953, UPS resumed air service called UPS Blue Label Air. UPS expanded its operations to serve all 48 contiguous states in the United States, Canada, and West Germany. In 1991, UPS relocated its headquarters to Sandy Springs, Georgia, and acquired Haulfast and Carryfast, rebranding them UPS Supply Chain Solutions. UPS offers international package services to over 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company faces competition from major domestic carriers like the United States Postal Service (USPS) and FedEx, as well as regional carriers like OnTrac and LSO. UPS has partnered with the US Postal Service to offer UPS Mail Innovations and “SurePost,” which use the UPS Ground network to deliver packages weighing under 10 pounds to the nearest UPS Package Center. UPS has received a “striding” environmental scorecard and received the Clean Air Excellence Award from the US Environmental Protection Agency.

Unveiling Amazon’s Digital Supply Chain Strategies: A Case Study

  Abstract Amazon’s digital supply chain is a technological marvel, integrating software and hardware to connect every link of the chain, from suppliers to customers. It uses advanced algorithms and machine learning to predict stock needs with precision, ensuring products are available when customers want them. Amazon’s fulfillment centers feature robots and human workers, enhancing efficiency and reducing mistakes. Amazon […]

About the Push-Pull view of Supply Chain Process ।

The Supply Chain processes start cases with the express market needs, which pushes research and development, which pushes production and production pushes marketing to meet the already expressed demand. If the customer orders are speculative and order execution is initiated based on anticipation, then the Supply Chain process is under the “Push” process. Demand is not filled from finished product inventory but from production. In Logistic Chains or supply chains, the stages are operating normally in both a “Push” and “Pull” manner. The Supply Chain processes start sometimes with research and development, which pushes Production. The execution of the Supply Chain process is reactive to customer demand. 

How Reverse Logistics impacts on Supply Chain Management |

Returns avoidance, gate keeping, disposal and other supply chain issues are related with reverse logistics. The product may need to travel in reverse through the entire supply chain network to retain use of any service from the defective goods. There are closed loop supply chain networks that include returns processing and manufacturer has the intention to capture additional value and integrate all supply chain activities. Usually, asset based three 3PLs work as third party who are specialized in waste management and related activities. Reuse of manufactured and sold goods After sales service and returns management are sometimes related to the logistic companies. 

What is the Role of Inventory in Supply Chain Management?

Abstract   In Supply Chain Management (SCM), efficient inventory management is the result of a combination of interdependent procedures that work together to promote robustness and efficiency. Making wise decisions is necessary for inventory optimization in order to preserve equilibrium, reduce carrying costs, and avoid stockouts. Warehouse management uses sophisticated warehouse management systems and tools like SAP MM to guarantee […]