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24 Jul 2015

The use of recycled materials in pavement construction

Essay - 2 pages - Logistics

The rise in the amount of waste as well as by-products released into the environment has seen the cost of disposing this waste also rise significantly as such necessitating the consideration for alternative use of such material to prevent the extra cost of doing away with ‘waste'. This in...

16 Feb 2011

Effects of falling from a high altitude

Essay - 10 pages - Logistics

Falls from heights are a significant risk that should be taken seriously. Falls from height can have very different origins. It may be noted that the risk appears and evolves in time according to and depending on certain enabling conditions; it can range from simple in attention on the part of...

16 Feb 2011

Analysis of PERT

Essay - 3 pages - Logistics

PERT (or 'Program/Project Evaluation and Review Technique') is a technique for scheduling and controlling programs. This technique was created in the late 1950s by the U.S. Navy in order to save time during the implementation of Polaris missiles with nuclear warheads. The Polaris Project...

29 Sep 2010

Transportation and strategic distribution

Essay - 11 pages - Logistics

Urban logistics is a major issue for both the logistics industry and transportation systems. The noise in cities is becoming a real issue, especially for people living in bars or shopping areas. Why today, more than never, we hear about people complaining about noise. Several reasons could...

29 Sep 2010

Logistics, research report: luggage flow issues in airports

Essay - 12 pages - Logistics

An airport terminal building provides all major passenger services, such as ticket sales, passenger check-in, baggage handling, and security. Inside the terminal, airline employees make flight reservations for travelers, issue seat assignments and coordinate aircraft boarding. All these services...

29 Sep 2010

Global logistics and assignment

Essay - 8 pages - Logistics

Global logistics and assignment: With respect to the manufacturer of seats for an automotive assembler, the order qualifiers are the conditions that make the products available on a specific market. Without the order qualifiers the product couldn't be sold on a market in accordance with the...

16 Jan 2009

Improving the most important logistics- Changing the supply chain of International Federation of Red Cross Red crescent Societies (IFRC)

Essay - 7 pages - Logistics

Logistics management is “that part of the supply chain process that plans, implements and controls the efficient, effective flow and storage of goods, services and related information from the point of origin to the point of consumption in order to meet customers' requirements”. This...

16 Jan 2009

Car import logistics: Responding to changes

Essay - 6 pages - Logistics

The whole car industry in Europe is experiencing great changes, mostly due to a new regulation imposed by the European Union of the Block Exemption. Aimed at increasing competition in car distribution, those new rules will have an impact on every actor involved, from manufacturers to car dealers...

15 Jan 2009

Global Logistics: Ikea's global supply chain model

Essay - 17 pages - Logistics

The decisions regarding the supply chain design highly depends of the kind of products or services a company is dealing with. Issues such as the sourcing location or the distribution method will be affected by a whole range of requirements given by the nature of the products. In the first...

13 Jan 2009

Green or environmental logistics

Essay - 5 pages - Logistics

For a number of years, environmental issues have been a growing concerns in society, particularly in the business practices. Under influences of lobby, customers or stakeholders, the idea of sustainable development and of ecological respect has become more popular. Thus, as many other activities...

15 Jun 2008

Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart Chronicles the life of Okonkwo

Essay - 4 pages - Logistics

Introduction Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart chronicles the life of Okonkwo, a clansman and leader of the Umuofia clan in Nigeria. Okonkwo is granted considerable fortune in the early part of the novel, but is soon beset with problems beyond his control. In the end, Okonkwo's problems become so...

22 Nov 2006

An implementation of the AIM and DRIVE method

Essay - 31 pages - Logistics

Based on industry benchmarks, Bob's Farm Stores is spending more than it needs to on its purchasing process. We believe that they could save a total of $1,065,462 by implementing three strategies, namely 1) implementing a mid-tier ERP system, 2) consolidating the number of annual purchase...

21 Nov 2006

US seaports: how to avoid congestion in the future?

Essay - 13 pages - Logistics

The continuous increase of port congestion in the San Pedro Bay is pushing every day more importers to relocate the port of entry of their goods. However, both ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles provide facilities and service that can not be found in any port. This reports first aims to present...