Double D Trucking

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Singapore Institute of Materials Management

Diploma in Supply Chain Management

Case Study: Double D Trucking

Name : Jesmin Chen Shujun

Batch : DSCM12/28
Subject : Distribution Management
Lecturer : Mr Mystafa Sutan
Date : 03 July 2011

Q1: Assess the conclusion reached by Douglas Dean regarding the nature of today 's trucking industry and shipper demand characteristics.

A1: The conclusion reached by Douglas Dean is “to become a full-service logistics provider” to fight against the competition and survive. Today the nature of the trucking industry is a strategy of vertical integration. The current transportation services of the Double D Trucking is said to be
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Third Party Logistics Providers abbreviated "3PLs" are companies that provide outsourced or "third party" logistics services to companies. Typically these services are integrated or "bundled" together by the provider and can include warehousing, transportation, supply chain management and a variety of other value added logistics services.
"Logistics is the art and science of managing and controlling the flow of goods, energy, information and other resources." (Wikipedia)
"These firms facilitate the movement of parts and materials from the suppliers to manufacturers, and finished products from manufacturers to distributors and retailers." (Supply Chain Visions)

Q4: Describe the value-added services you would recommend that the strategic planning team consider for Double D.

A4: Value added services that can be consider by the strategic planning team. First of all, adopting the third party logistics (3PLs ) to manage the transportation and storage activities of the company to their receiver could be a great action. With a
Standard 3PL provider ( the most basic form of a 3PL provider), they would perform activities such as the followings:
Simplify Inventory Management: Maintain your entire inventory under one roof.
Cut Operating Costs: Eliminate costs of transportation and coordination.
Integrate Lot
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