chapter 6 questions

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Supply Chain ManagementAuthor: Sunil ChopraISBN: 978013380057

6.2 - Discussion: Module 6 Questions

Group 1:

1. Using the internet or any other resource, look up the international airfreight services offered by UPS, FedEx, DHL, or another firm that offers similar services. Briefly describe the international airfreight services of the company in terms of countries served, services offered, schedule, cost, etc.

Group 2:

2. Using the internet or any other resource, look up one a major trucking firm or railroad and describe its international multimodal capabilities.

(200-400 words) ^^^

6.3 - Assignment: Review Questions

Chapter 11:

  • Select a particular size category from the list below. Using the internet or any other resource, search for an actual vessel in that size category. First, describe the size category and then find a vessel that fits the category and provide a brief description. Is there anything unique about the vessel?
    • Panamax ship • Capesize ship
    • Post-Panamax ship • Very large crude carrier (VLCC)
    • Handysize ship • Ultra-large crude carrier (ULCC)
    • Suezmax ship • or any other size category not listed
  • Describe Non-Vessel-Operating Common Carriers (NVOCC) and explain how a NVOCC benefits small shippers?

Chapter 12:

  • Select one of the top 15 largest cargo airports listed in Table 12.2 (page 458) research what is driving its high ratings. For example, location and cheap labor are often cited.
  • Over the past decade, the aviation industry has seen an enormous increase in concern for the environment and the adoption of sustainability practices. This shift is affecting the design and operation of passenger and cargo aircraft, as well as the airports and infrastructure that support them. Using the internet or any other resource, research an air transportation company and briefly describe what they are doing to promote/implement sustainability.

Chapter 13:

  • Via a land bridge, cargo traveling on ocean liners can cross a land obstacle (such as the US continent) by being unloaded in one port, transferred to a train, carried across the land obstacle by rail, and reloaded onto another ship. Using the internet or any other resource, research and select a particular land bridge (Google: “land bridge rail”). Provide a brief description of the land bridge and list it specific benefits (another words, what savings does the land bridge bring?)
  • Project cargo is cargo that is much larger, heavier, or more complex to handle than regular cargo such as the shipping of locomotives, railroad cars, large trucks, pleasure boats, large engines, electric generators, and so on. It generally requires extra preplanning. An exporter is shipping a milling machine weighing 100 tons from the US to the UK. You are responsible for performing the preplanning work prior to shipment. List and briefly discuss at least three items that are important for preplanning consideration.

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Chapter Review Questions




Chapter Review Questions
Group One
International Airfreight Services Offered By DHL
DHL is subsidiary of the German logistics company that offered express email services.
It is known to be among the largest logistics companies in the world. Initially, it was founded at
around 1969 for delivering documents to and from San Francisco to Honolulu. DHL Company
offers several airfreight services. First, it provides deliveries that are international express in
various countries in which it has based its operations. It also has global freight forwarding
services that are achieved via air, rail, sea road as well as solutions for warehousing. It offers the
delivery of its services to various countries all over the world. It also has its services operating in
counties that some of its rivals may not operate in. The major countries that it has its operations
in are in Iraq, Cuba, and Afghanistan as well as in Myanmar. The privilege the company faces is
that it is a German-based and this prevents it from experiencing effects that are associated with
Cuba. DHL is preferred most when it comes to international deliveries since the standard days
the company uses to make the delivery is between one day and three weeks. It processes the
orders of its customers within the twenty-four hours however its cost differs depending on the
delivery destinations.
Group Two
Major Trucking Firm or Railroad
Multimodal transportation entailed goods transportation in a single contract but done with
not less than two transport means. Regardless of the seve...

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