UPS: A Leading-Edge Logistics Solution

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JAMES COOK UNIVERSITY SINGAPORE BX2062 OPERATION MANAGEMENT M. SADANAND VARMA CASE STUDY UPS: A Leading-Edge Logistics Solution Spring semester 2012 Submission date: Monday 15th of May 2012 TABLE OF CONTENTS 1 – EXECUTIVE SUMMARY......................................................................................... Page 03 2 – UPS’s background….......................................................................................... Page 04 3 – recent history and evolution of logistics.................................. Page 04 A – milestones of logistics maturity........................................... Page 04 B – logistics model prior to 2011....................................................... Page…show more content…
It allows the creation of a link between the demand and the offer and a better return on investment. Logistics has flourished in the '70s, when companies start looking for have limiting the costs related to the management of stock and inventories. That’s why they start by developing new methods, which consist planning the production and supplying. In the 90’s the logistic has developed a lot and currently linking between the first producers until the last customer. Logistics is a term employed in manufacturing and commerce to describe the broad range of activities concerned with the efficient movement of finished products from the end of the production line to the consumer, and in some cases includes the movement of raw materials from the source of supply to the beginning of the production line. These activities include freight transportation, warehousing, materials handling, protective packaging, inventory control, plant and warehouse site selection, order processing, market forecasting, and customer service. (Grant M. Davis and Stephen W. Brown, Logistics Management, D. C. Health and Company Lexington, Massachusetts 1974) Logistic providers developed themselves a lot and passed by many maturity stages. The globalization obliged those providers to expand and overtake the national and the regional barriers, the suppliers relied and rely on the technology progress to enable a fast and cheap (cost)

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