Logistics & Supply Chain Management

May 11th, 2015
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Identify the different strategies you will employ to each of the 4 categories of suppliers and material/equipment purchased. Discuss the body of knowledge that surrounds supply chain strategies related to this. The general facilities and the distribution options that a company can have in order to perform the functions of procurement of raw material from the suppliers, conversion of that material in finished goods and the distribution of these goods in the market is basically knows as the supply chain network. (Ganeshan & Harrison, 2002).

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Title of Paper:Case Study 8-1Your Name:Asbel Muniz MattaClass Name:TLMT 311University Name:American Military UniversityInstructor Name:Brian GalliCompanies of globalization have generated momentum so they have had to redesign the traditional way of doing business. Logistics is considered a complex discipline in its scope and thematic diversity, looking at a wide range of integrated activities offer customers conveniently allowing the product or service required to efficiently and effectively. The objectives are to establish the same level of logistics activities so that products and services are available to customers at the time, the place and the condition and form desired, and in the most beneficial and effective in terms of cost. The problem we are facing the company Great Lakes Carriers (GLC) is the low iron products to transport and market to different ports. Due to the commercialization and competition of different types of transport decreased because of increased foreign steel production and railroads have increased their share of the grain movement with new larger hopper cars. Perhaps faster in its distribution or cheaper but no matter the reason there to

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