The Distribution And Logistics Of Solar Panels

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D. Logistics and Operations The distribution and logistics of Solar panels involve unique challenges which a supply chain logistics partner should understand and provide customized solutions. (World Trans Inc.) The logistic company should understand the solar energy landscape and have the capabilities to provide transportation of raw materials, distribution to the site, warehousing the panels, final mile delivery, reverse logistics, waste management and installation. (JSI Logistics) We at CFN, recommend such a logistics firm which will provide all of the above services involving ocean transportation of panels, hardware and building equipment to the port of destination, Casablanca which has the capacity to meet client 's FCL. As the goods will be exported from Canada to Casablanca, we will be going with CIF incoterm strategy. Following logistics packaging methodologies should be considered – Materials – • Use of multiple materials which are both acceptable globally and critical for African hot climate during transportation Module Orientation – • Due to their flat and large dimensions, solar modules have very different response to mechanical vibration depending on orientation of module during transportation • The orientation for shipment should be changed to the X or Y axes to justify product protection Cost Efficiency – • Larger the dimensions of the solar modules more the overall distribution cost and therefore logistics • Products needs to be sized efficiently for better

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