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What is logistics

Posted by on Jun 21, 2017 in logistics info | 0 comments

Hi to everyone, my topic today is to understand what logistics is.

So first of all, when we talk about logistics or supply chain management we talk about supplying goods or services to someone. This someone could be a restaurant a supermarket or even a house. So for example when you shop form supermarket goods for home, you supply your home.

Logistics – The science of planning, organizing and managing activities that provide goods or services. — (MDC, LogLink / LogisticsWorld, 1997)

Of course, when your needs is growing so the supply management becomes more and more complex. Logistics  is something that a company could manage it self or it could give to a logistic company the management . This company called third party logistics (3PL). this means that between the customer and the supplier is a third one that manage to take the goods and distribute where the customer want.

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How supply management works

So in the picture  you see the supplier who has the raw material/plastic and that goes to warehouse which manufacture plastic chairs, this chairs take a 3pl company AKA the distributor who distribute in shops and there are the chairs available to buy from the customers

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FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Posted by on Aug 16, 2016 in logistics info | 0 comments

Hello guys sorry for my long period of not posting some case study but i was busy with work etc.

So My next case study it is about the reorganization of Ford supply chain management. This case study is an another  fine example that show how logistics can really save money.

Abstract

Ford Motor Company, one of the world’s largest automotive manufacturers, has worked with Penske on several Six Sigma initiatives. As its lead logistics provider (LLP), Penske’s quality team of associates are trained in Six Sigma practices and work closely with Ford to streamline operations and create and maintain a more centralized logistics network. Together, they uncovered several areas for real cost savings as a result of reducing inbound carrier discrepancies, eliminating unnecessary premium costs and reducing shipment overages. Plus, Penske implemented accountability procedures and advanced logistics management technologies to gain more visibility of its overall supply network.

Here you will find the artical as a PDF my analysis is in this Power point

I hope you will enjoy it.

Because we love logistics

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BATTLE OF BRITAIN

Posted by on Dec 21, 2015 in logistics info | 0 comments

My next post is about Battle of britain, after my research i present you my view and the reasons of why England won.

Abstract 

After the fall of France and the successful rescue of the English troops in Dunkirk England had now passed exclusively to the defense because it had a weakened and disruptive ground forces. England knew that soon Germany will put forward the plan for the occupation of the island. England’s powerful navy made sure of no immediate threat of a landing on the island’s occupation but if England lose air power then will have an immediate problem. That’s why the battle would be judged in the air. This would start on July 10, 1940 when the Germans would start air operations throughout England and ended in October of the same year with the Germans to concentrate on the eastern front.

Here you will find my article , i hope you will find interesting.

I hope you will enjoy it.

Because we love logistics

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Modeling procedures

Posted by on Nov 5, 2015 in logistics info | 0 comments

I present you my poster for 3rd ICSC to be held in athens on 7-8 of November

Abstract 

Main objectives of the research were first to describe every aspect of the procedures and secondly build function flowcharts that will give us clear results. We chose to use the qualitative method in order to analyze the situation of the company’s warehouse. In order to see how the warehouse actually works, a questionnaire was created and handed out to warehouse employees who were also interviewed. Consequently, we analyzed their answers and we created charts to see, in numbers, the current situation of the warehouse. We also created forms with descriptions for each one. . The results that you find in the flowcharts are many, but the main focus is the average implementation time. The theoretical background of the poster was based on information gathered from the Internet, books and magazines. With this research, the mechanics of how a warehouse works are explored and the average implementation time for every one of the procedures is determined. The importance of the research lies with the fact that, if you know how long each procedure takes to be completed, you can set such objectives as to lower the implementation time and set performance indicators for each process.

Here you will find my poster its in greek languege and sorry for that but it is for a greek convention

I hope you will enjoy it.

See you in athens!!!

Because we love logistics

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Whirlpool Corporation Evolution of a supply chain

Posted by on Nov 4, 2015 in logistics info | 0 comments

My next case study it is about the reorganization of whirlpool supply chain management. This case study is a fine example that show how logistics can really save money.

Abstract

Whirlpool Corporation is the world’s leading manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances, with annual sales over $19 billion, more than 80,000 employees and more than 60 manufacturing and technology research centers globally. Consumers around the world enjoy Whirlpool’s innovative products marketed under Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Brastemp, Bauknecht and other major brand names. With this varied inventory, plus a large direct sales force in more than 170 countries and an unpredictable sales cycle, effective supply chain management is critical for continued growth. Whirlpool has not always considered logistics a competitive advantage. However, since naming Penske its lead logistics supplier, Whirlpool experienced cost savings, increased customer satisfaction and found a partner to help integrate the recent acquisition of Maytag.

Here you will find the artical as a PDF my analysis is in this Power point

I hope you will enjoy it.

Because we love logistics

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Mercedes-Benz: Implementing a CRM Programme

Posted by on Oct 29, 2015 in logistics info | 0 comments

My next case study It has little to do with logistics but CRM playing a very big part in supply chain managment.

Abstract

Mercedes-Benz is one of the world’s most successful premium brands. Its technical perfection, innovative design features and numerous car legends have made the Mercedes star one the world’s best known trademarks today.Historically, Mercedes-Benz was sold in the UK through a franchised network of some 138 dealerships. Each of these was autonomous, with the exception of three dealerships owned by the distributor DaimlerChrysler UK (DCUK). DaimlerChrysler had relatively little control over relationships between dealers and customers. Dealers managed their own relationships including customer research, data base management, acquisition and
retention processes. In the late 1990s,research suggested that some Mercedes-Benz customers were less than happy with the service they received. Although the technical quality of the product was highly regarded, customers complained that the service that they received was not of the same high standard. This translated into declining customer satisfaction and increased defection. DCUK recognised that the entire chain of relationships between manufacturer, dealers and customers needed a new approach.

Here you will find the artical as a PDF my analysis in power point

I hope you will enjoy it.

Because we love logistics

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