TAMU SCMT 309 - Final Exam Study Guide (31 pages)

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Final Exam Study Guide

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An overview of chapters 10-12.


Pages:
31
Type:
Study Guide
School:
Texas A&M University
Course:
Scmt 309 - Supply Chain Management Principles

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SCMT 309 1st Edition Final Exam Study Guide Chapter 10 Transportation Introduction o Transportation involves the physical movement of goods between origin and destination points o The transportation system links geographically separated partners and facilities in a company s supply o Transportation facilitates the creation of time and place utility in the supply chain o Transportation also has a major economic impact on the financial performance of businesses Role of Transportation in Supply Chain Management o Transportation provides the critical links between these organizations permitting goods to flow between their facilities o Transportation service availability is critical to demand fulfillment in the supply chain o Transportation efficiency promotes the competitiveness of a supply chain Challenges to Carrying out This Role o Supply chain complexity Everyone is connected to everyone basically One of the biggest challenges is finding freight to fill your truck on the way back to your starting destination o Competing goals among supply chain partners o Changing customer requirements The needs of customers are changing making everything even more complex o Limited information availability o Synchronizing transportation with other supply chain activities One of the biggest problems with truck drivers is they will arrive at their destination and the consumer is not ready for them The drivers are waiting You need to synchronize your schedules with the customers o Transportation capacity constraints pose a challenge Truck drivers pose a threat with their noise and pollution o Rising transportation rates present another major concern for organizations o The transportation industry is impacted by governmental requirements that affect cost structures and service capabilities o Regulation is growing in areas where the transportation industry has the potential to impact the quality of life the safety of citizens and the growth of commerce Modes of Transportation o Motor



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