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Logistics Business Management Insight in India
Description: Logistics management is increasingly gaining importance mainly because of fierce competition in the global market, need for customer satisfaction and increasing logistics cost. It is recognized that the goal of cost reduction and service enhancement can be achieved through effective logistics management. Competency in logistics can be achieved only through the desired coordination between functional areas of network design, information, transportation, inventory, warehousing, material handling and packaging. Companies managing logistics need to understand the essence of logistics management. Key Findings and Highlights - Logistics management activities include inbound and outbound transportation management, fleet management, warehousing, materials handling, order fulfilment, logistics network design, inventory management by third-party logistics (3PL) services providers. - Integrated logistics is gaining importance. 3PL providers offer outsourced or 3PL services to companies for part, or sometimes all of their supply chain management functions. - The 3PL providers typically specialise in integrated warehousing and transportation services that can be scaled and customised to customer’s needs based on market conditions and the demand and delivery service requirements for their products and materials. - Logistics information systems are the tools for linking logistics activities into an integrated process. The integration is built around functionalities such as transaction, management control, decision analysis and strategic planning systems. Reasons to Buy - Provides insight into the key concepts like global perspective of logistics management, international contract terms, inland container depot and container freight station; warehousing and material handling; and packaging and packing, Inventory Management, Information Communication and Documentation in a comprehensive manner - The report will be useful to all students enrolled in Logistics management courses, people connected with the Logistics industry and investors looking for broad understanding of Logistics management. - Prepares students and budding management executives to face the industry confidently Reasons to Buy - Provides insight into the key concepts like global perspective of logistics management, international contract terms, inland container depot and container freight station; warehousing and material handling; and packaging and packing, Inventory Management, Information Communication and Documentation in a comprehensive manner - The report will be useful to all students enrolled in Logistics management courses, people connected with the Logistics industry and investors looking for broad understanding of Logistics management. - Prepares students and budding management executives to face the industry confidently
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY HIGHLIGHTS 1. LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT- GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE 1.1 The Concept of Logistics 1.2 Importance of Logistics Management 1.3 Elements of Logistics Management 1.4 Supply Chain Management Vs Logistics Management 1.5 Logistics in Global Economy 1.6 Barriers in the Way of Global Logistics 1.6.1 Markets and Competition
1.6.2 Financial Barriers 1.6.3 Differences in distribution channels 1.7 Global Trade Perspectives 1.7.1 Importing and Exporting: A National Perspective 2. LOGISTICS MARKETING & MANAGEMENT 2.1 Relationship of Logistics with Marketing and Production 2.2 Marketing of Logistics 2.3 Logistics Sub-systems 2.4 Marketing Mix 2.4.1 Product 2.4.2 Price 2.4.3 Promotion 2.4.4 Place 2.4.5 People 2.5 Customer-focused Marketing 2.6 Logistics as a Core Strategic Competency 2.7 Trade-off Analysis 2.8 Types of Trade-off Analysis 2.8.1 Conjoint 2.8.2 Discrete Choice 2.8.3 Self-Explicated 2.8.4 Hybrid 2.8.5 Adaptive Conjoint Analysis 2.8.6 Cake Method and Logit-Cake Method 2.9 Forms of Logistics Management 2.9.1 Centralised Logistics Management 2.9.2 Decentralised Logistics Management 3. INTEGRATED LOGISTICS 3.1 Logistics Integration and its Importance 3.2 Logistics Integration Management 3.2.1 Logistical Competency 3.3 Integrated Logistics 3.3.1 Inventory Flow 3.3.2 Information Flow 3.3.3 Planning and Coordination Flows 3.3.4 Operational Requirements 3.4 Third Party Logistics 3.4.1 Types of 3 PL providers 3.5 Issues in Logistics Integration 3.5.1 Organisation Structure 3.5.2 Measurement Systems 3.5.3 Inventory Ownership 3.5.4 Information Technology 3.5.5 Knowledge Transfer Capability 4. MULTI-MODAL TRANSPORT 4.1 Features of Multimodal Transport System 4.1.1 Advantages of Multimodal Transport 4.1.2 Different types of operator 4.1.3 Status in India 4.2 Suppliers of Transportation Services 4.2.1 Single-Mode Operators 4.2.2 Specialised Carrier 4.2.3 Basic Package Services 4.3 Value Added Services 4.4 Ranking of Carrier Selection Determinants 5. CONTAINERISATION 5.1 Freight Container 5.1.1 Advantages of Container 5.2 Classification of Containers
5.2.1 Raw Material-based 5.2.2 Size-based 5.2.3 Use-based 5.3 Stuffing of Cargo in a Container 5.3.1 Precautions for Packing the Containers 5.3.2 Checking of Container after Packing 5.3.3 Arrangement of Container 5.3.4 Containerisation — The Concept of Unit Load 5.3.5 Leasing of Container 5.3.6 Maritime Container Rates (Freights) 5.4 Benefits to Trade 5.5 Constraints in Containerisation 6. INTERNATIONAL CONTRACT TERMS 6.1 International Contract Terms (Incoterms) 6.2 Rights and Duties under Principal Incoterms 6.2.1 FOB (named port of shipment) Contract: 6.2.2 CIF (named port of destination) Contract 6.3 General Conditions in Export Contracts 6.3.1 Special Contracts 6.3.2 Methods of Dispute Settlement 6.4 International Arbitration 7. INLAND CONTAINER DEPOT & CONTAINER FREIGHT STATION 7.1 Inland Container Depot/Container Freight Station – Roles and Functions 7.1.1 Primary functions of ICD/CFS 7.1.2 Benefits predicted from an ICD/CFS 7.1.3 Services offered by ICDs 7.2 Export Clearance at ICDs 7.2.1 Guidelines for Exporter 7.3 Clearance Procedure for Imports 7.3.1 Basic requirements for setting of an ICD 7.4 Container Corporation of India 7.4.1 Business Activities 7.4.2 Business Performance of CONCOR 7.4.3 Collaboration of CONCOR 7.4.4 Other players in ICD Business 7.4.5 Constraints in Growth of ICDs 7.5 International Scenario 8. WAREHOUSING & MATERIAL HANDLING 8.1 Importance and Benefits of Warehousing 8.1.1 Economic Benefits 8.1.2 Service Benefits 8.2 Warehouse Operating Principles 8.2.1 Design Criteria 8.2.2 Handling Technology 8.2.3 Storage Plan 8.3 Developing the Warehouse Resource 8.3.1 Warehousing Alternatives 8.4 Warehousing Strategy 8.4.1 Presence synergies 8.4.2 Industry synergies 8.4.3 Operating flexibility 8.4.4 Location flexibility 8.4.5 Scale economies 8.5 Managing Warehouse Resources 8.5.1 Storage Requirements 8.6 Material Handling 8.6.1 Basic Handling Considerations 8.6.2 Handling requirements 8.6.3 Types of Handling systems 8.6.4 Handling Equipments
8.7 Automated Material Handling 8.7.1 Potential of Automation 8.7.2 Order Selection System 8.8 ASRS SYSTEMS 8.9 Information-Directed Systems 8.10 Special Handling Considerations 9. PACKAGING AND PACKING 9.1 Functions of Packaging 9.2 Packaging Design 9.3 Packaging Materials and Kinds of Packaging 9.3.1 Packaging Material 9.3.2 Kinds of Packaging 9.4 Preparing for Packaging 9.4.1 Need for Packing: Risks in the Chain of Transportation 9.4.2 Dimensions of the Packing Boxes 9.5 Forms of Labels 9.6 Labels and Preferences for Colours, Numbers and Shapes 10. INVENTORY MANAGEMENT 10.2 Inventory Functionality 10.2.1 Geographical Specialisation 10.2.2 Decoupling 10.2.3 Balancing Supply and Demand 10.2.4 Buffer Uncertainties 10.3 Terms Associated with Inventory Management 10.4 Planning the Inventory Resource 10.4.1 Determining Order Point 10.4.2 Determining Lot Size 10.4.3 Economic Order Quantity 10.5 Components of Inventory 11. INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION 11.1 Logistics Information System 11.2 Principles of Logistics Information 11.2.1 Availability 11.2.2 Accuracy 11.2.3 Timeliness 11.2.4 Exception 11.2.5 Flexibility 11.2.6 Appropriate Format 11.3 Logistics Information System Architecture 11.4 Planning and Coordination 11.4.1 Strategic Objectives 11.4.2 Capacity Constraints 11.4.3 Logistics Requirements 11.4.4 Manufacturing Requirements 11.4.5 Procurement Requirements 11.5 Operations 11.5.1 Order Management 11.5.2 Order Processing 11.5.3 Distribution Operations 11.5.4 Transportation and Shipping 11.5.5 Procurement 11.6 Logistics Information System (LIS) 11.6.1 Modules 11.6.2 Data Files 11.6.3 Management and Data Entry Activities 11.6.4 Reports 12. DOCUMENTATION 12.1 Rationale for Documentation 12.2 Documents
12.2.1 Master Document 12.2.2 Standardised Document 12.2.3 Principal Documents
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