According to its definition, logistics is a service activity that is designed to manage material flows in an organization by providing and managing resources to meet the needs, economic conditions and quality of services specified by the standard norms of safety and security satisfactorily. Logistics covers different areas such as the types of goods, means of operating or distribution systems. The logistics function fits the type of goods handled in the regulation of types of services required to provide the services themselves.
During the project study, we chose to present the logistics function behind the construction of a cottage. The mission of this project is, above all, to provide the information necessary for a professional tutor (Mr. Galaup) to facilitate his plan to build a cottage. This project stemmed from an urge to restore his family heritage, and to maintain and develop the property with the income earned from it.
This future cottage is currently a simple pigeon hole that has been virtually abandoned, and is located a few miles from Cordes-sur-Ciel in the Tarn. The procedure was performed initially to examine supply and demand of rural houses in the Tarn, and specifically in the area of Cordes-sur-Ciel. Also, we have listed the benefits that would accrue to the owner once the cottage work is finished. Once this study was complete, we had to determine whether the project would bear future potential.
Given the figures collected, we decided to continue the process. Our research was based on the realization of a lodging 3 years hence. Therefore, our approach was to look for possible grants for the creation of a cottage. Linked to the financial aspect, we conducted an evaluation of the costs of renovation and development of the pigeon.
Thus, we could make an estimate of long-term profitability. Subsequent to our study, the renovation of the loft and its planning must be undertaken. We will not treat this part of the logistics task by task. However, we limit ourselves to saying that there is evidently a part of logistics involved, because there is material flow and particularly of men.
This will improve logistics control and manage costs in order to reduce the maximum cost. This may be improved by grouping purchases at one supplier, or in the case of human resources, by dealing with the same company. This marketing will take place through various channels, including using the website developed during our project.
Tags: Logistics study of the conversion of a cottage, minimizing costs, long-term profitability
[...] This includes anything that can be broken or defective after the passage of a client, such as dishes, mop, etc The purchase must be made with the same provider in order to reduce travel costs, but also get discounts on invoices. Thus there will be a transport of supplies from the supplier to the place of storage of supplies. Subsequently, this will replenish the house (new transport). Mr. Galaup must be mobilized to perform these operations. Beyond simply moving his vehicle, he must also pay the supplier. This payment will be made annually by check. [...]
[...] Other sections may also be added. An advertising leaflet will be the other part of the communication. The design of this pamphlet, like the site, will be assisted by computer software. Besides snapshots from the Lodge, rates and activities also appear on the site. The creation of the site will require an artistically competent person. Once designed, the flyer should be placed in strategic locations such as tourist offices nearby. Distribution (taken by hand) will be preferred to the mailing. [...]
[...] For the reorganization of communication, we will also need a webmaster (probably Mr. Galaup) to update the website based on activities, pictures and seasonal rates. Finally, Mr. Galaup will certainly proceed with hiring a housekeeper. She will start work after each client. For this, he will have to make duplicate keys of the lodging. He will go through a specialized agency that will facilitate the task of human resources. Payment of wages will be facilitated by information technology (bank transfer). [...]
[...] This reservation may be made either orally (telephone) or written (email, letter). For this, Mr. Galaup must have a telephone line (or even a mobile phone) and an Internet connection. Obviously, he will have a fixed address for his mail. The cost of information will not be borne by Mr. Galaup, but by the customer (as he will be contacted). Subsequent to the reservation, the customer must pay a deposit equal to 25% of the total, in 3 days (may be waived under special conditions). [...]
[...] Conclusion In conclusion, we summarize the logistics that have a predominant place in the project of the Rural Cottage. Firstly, travel and transport should be limited to keep costs down, by using a personal vehicle. Transport can be used to replenish stocks at the Country, take the checks to the bank as well as help provide some customer service. Also, this project will require the involvement of the ubiquitous Mr. Galaup (operator) and a housekeeper. He must have a computer and communications equipment at his disposal, to facilitate access to information and minimize costs. [...]
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