PLYMOUTH BUSINESS SCHOOL
NAMES and NUMBERS of students in the group (2 Students):
1. El-Iraki, Youssef (10448517)
2. Badr, Noureldin (10445226)
MODULE CODE : MBM5204
MODULE NAME : Logistics, Supply Chains, Systems and Methods
Lecturer : Professor Dongping Song
DEADLINE : 11th February 2013
WORD COUNT : 1,657
By submitting this piece of assessment the group confirms that all the work is thoroughly and adequately acknowledge and referenced, and has been completed in accordance with the…show more content… Although the main objective of any manufacturer is to decrease lead-time in order to satisfy customer and achieve better delivery performance. Driver’s performances are 91% and they are considered as an important resource to deliver finished goods to end customers at the right time.
The waiting percentage of the available vehicles is set to be 2% which cannot be considered as a factor that hinder the efficiency of customer delivery. However, the working percentage of vehicles can be enormous factor that affect customer delivery. As shown in appendix (2), vehicles are only operating at a 79% of its total working ability.
Since the warehouses hold finished goods and is considered to be an inventory, therefore it is crucial to minimise the capacity of the warehouses to achieve greater financial success. Appendix (2) shows that the average queue size of both warehouses is nearly 16 units whereas the maximum capacity of the warehouses is 50 units, thus the capacity of the warehouses are efficiently used. Average queue time of the available warehouses is another factor that must be taken in the prior considerations. An average of 34 hours is spent to deliver orders from warehouses to customers and this can be nearly 30% of the whole time spent in system. The rule of thumb declares that once the goods are manufactured, it must be delivered as