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Korean Domestic Third Party Logistics Providers: Research For A Global Market, Daewon Kim 2010 Air Force Institute of Technology

Korean Domestic Third Party Logistics Providers: Research For A Global Market, Daewon Kim

Theses and Dissertations

The objective of this thesis is to contribute to the globalization of Korean domestic third party logistics companies. This is accomplished through a benchmarking model for globalization based on a comparative analysis of domestic and global third party logistics provider (3PLs) companies. The research performed a SWOT analysis to identify the capabilities required by Korean domestic 3PLs to become global 3PLs. The research investigated the following areas: 1) global service, 2) infrastructure, 3) supply chain management (SCM) services, and 4) information technology (promptness, visibility). This was accomplished by an extensive literature review, case analysis of logistics companies, and telephone interviews ...


Stealthy River Navigation In Jungle Combat Conditions, Fabio Ayres Cardoso 2010 Air Force Institute of Technology

Stealthy River Navigation In Jungle Combat Conditions, Fabio Ayres Cardoso

Theses and Dissertations

One of the biggest challenges for Brazilian military logisticians is to support effective jungle warfare for both real and training operations carried out by their combat forces in the Amazonian region. The jungle's heat, humidity, and dense vegetation put significant demands on the supply chain. Further, because of the difficulties of land or air transportation, water transport is the most reasonable transportation option to sustain these deployed forces. Planners must select from among the available watercourses those whose surroundings provide stealthy navigation to the combat force location where the requested supplies can be safely unloaded. We seek a method ...


Emergency Management Benchmarking Study: Lessons For Increasing Supply Chain Resilience, Jose M. Morais Jr. 2010 Air Force Institute of Technology

Emergency Management Benchmarking Study: Lessons For Increasing Supply Chain Resilience, Jose M. Morais Jr.

Theses and Dissertations

The challenge to manage a business today is bigger than ever, because we cannot think only about our organization, but the intricate network of organizations that form our supply chain. Some organizations cope far better than others with both the prospect and the manifestation of unquantifiable risk -- they share a critical trait: resilience. This study researches emergency management organizations which are required to maintain a state of readiness for immediate reaction, and evaluates best practices in preparedness, detection, response and recovery. Extracting insights from multiple interviews, this research verified that most of the current emergency management best practices do indeed ...


Competing Manufacturers In A Retail Supply Chain: On Contractual Form And Coordination, Gerard. P. Cachon, Abdullah Gurhan Kok 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Competing Manufacturers In A Retail Supply Chain: On Contractual Form And Coordination, Gerard. P. Cachon, Abdullah Gurhan Kok

Operations, Information and Decisions Papers

It is common for a retailer to sell products from competing manufacturers. How then should the firms manage their contract negotiations? The supply chain coordination literature focuses either on a single manufacturer selling to a single retailer or one manufacturer selling to many (possibly competing) retailers. We find that some key conclusions from those market structures do not apply in our setting, where multiple manufacturers sell through a single retailer. We allow the manufacturers to compete for the retailer's business using one of three types of contracts: a wholesale-price contract, a quantity-discount contract, or a two-part tariff. It is ...


I’Ll Have The Ice Cream Soon And The Vegetables Later: A Study Of Online Grocery Purchases And Order Lead Time, Katherine L. Milkman, Todd Rogers, Max H. Bazerman 2010 University of Pennsylvania

I’Ll Have The Ice Cream Soon And The Vegetables Later: A Study Of Online Grocery Purchases And Order Lead Time, Katherine L. Milkman, Todd Rogers, Max H. Bazerman

Operations, Information and Decisions Papers

How do decisions made for tomorrow or 2 days in the future differ from decisions made for several days in the future? We use data from an online grocer to address this question. In general, we find that as the delay between order completion and delivery increases, grocery customers spend less, order a higher percentage of “should” items (e.g., vegetables), and order a lower percentage of “want” items (e.g., ice cream), controlling for customer fixed effects. These field results replicate previous laboratory findings and are consistent with theories suggesting that people’s should selves exert more influence over ...


Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server (Moss) At Peerless Technologies, Shu Z. Schiller 2010 Wright State University - Main Campus

Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server (Moss) At Peerless Technologies, Shu Z. Schiller

ISSCM Faculty Publications

Peerless Technologies is an award-winning 8(a), small disadvantaged business (SDB) located in Fairborn, Ohio, whose primary focus is on government defense contracts. It has customers ranging from the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Department of Homeland Security and others in the government sector. Peerless currently has approximately 60 employees. More than half of these employees work at various locations while the remaining employees work at Peerless’ corporate headquarters in Fairborn, Ohio.


Tls Newsletter Volume 3, Edition 3 March, 2010, UNF Transportation and Logistics Society 2010 University of North Florida

Tls Newsletter Volume 3, Edition 3 March, 2010, Unf Transportation And Logistics Society

Transportation & Logistics Society Newsletter

Inside the Newsletter: In the Know--Public Speaking Do's and Dont's. In the Know--Relay for Life. Important Spring Dates. Professional Spotlight--The Propeller Club of Jacksonville. Get to Know Robert Garcia


Tls Newsletter Volume 3, Edition 2. February 2010, UNF Transportation and Logistics Society 2010 University of North Florida

Tls Newsletter Volume 3, Edition 2. February 2010, Unf Transportation And Logistics Society

Transportation & Logistics Society Newsletter

Inside the Newsletter: In the know--Case Competition. Cookie Wednesday is Back all proceeds go to Relay for life. In the Know--Dress for Success. Important Spring Dates. Professional Spotlight on Lynn Brown. Get to Know Cole Norton


Information Sharing In A Long-Term Supply Chain Relationship: The Role Of Customer Review Strategy, Zhong J. Ren, Morris Cohen, Teck Hua Ho, Christian Terwiesch 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Information Sharing In A Long-Term Supply Chain Relationship: The Role Of Customer Review Strategy, Zhong J. Ren, Morris Cohen, Teck Hua Ho, Christian Terwiesch

Operations, Information and Decisions Papers

In this paper, we study the practice of forecast sharing and supply chain coordination with a game-theoretical model. We find that in a one-shot version of the game, forecasts are not shared truthfully by the customer. The supplier will rationally discount the forecast information in her capacity allocation. This results in Pareto suboptimality for both supply chain parties. However, we show that a more efficient, truth-sharing outcome can emerge as an equilibrium from a long-term relationship. In this equilibrium, forecast information is transmitted truthfully and trusted by the supplier, who in turn allocates the system-optimal capacity. This leaves both the ...


Drivers Of Finished Goods Inventory In The U.S. Automobile Industry, Gerard. P. Cachon, Marcelo Olivares 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Drivers Of Finished Goods Inventory In The U.S. Automobile Industry, Gerard. P. Cachon, Marcelo Olivares

Operations, Information and Decisions Papers

Automobile manufacturers in the U.S. supply chain exhibit significant differences in their days of supply of finished vehicles (average inventory divided by average daily sales rate). For example, from 1995 to 2004, Toyota consistently carried approximately 30 fewer days of supply than General Motors. This suggests that Toyota’s well-documented advantage in manufacturing efficiency, product design, and upstream supply chain management extends to their finished-goods inventory in their downstream supply chain from their assembly plants to their dealerships. Our objective in this research is to measure for this industry the effect of several factors on inventory holdings. We find ...


New Start-Up Company Makes Parking A Whole Lot Smarter!, Arijit Sengupta 2010 Wright State University - Main Campus

New Start-Up Company Makes Parking A Whole Lot Smarter!, Arijit Sengupta

ISSCM Faculty Publications

Whether it’s parking at a major event, or just getting into campus, one of the biggest headaches of our daily routines comes from the commute, and sometimes the hardest part is what comes in the end – finding a parking spot. SmartRF Solutions, a new startup company founded by Dr. Arijit Sengupta and his business partner, provides custom solutions for AVI enabled parking systems, starting from basic access control systems to complex end-to-end systems for large parking chains.


Utilisation Of Foreign Trade Zones In The Global Supply Chain: An Exploratory Study, Hokey Min, Thomas E. Lambert 2010 Bowling Green State University

Utilisation Of Foreign Trade Zones In The Global Supply Chain: An Exploratory Study, Hokey Min, Thomas E. Lambert

Management Faculty Publications

Foreign Trade Zones (FTZs) are considered duty-free areas and, thus, not governed by the usual customs and tariff controls. In other words, the merchandise permitted in the FTZ may be stored, sold, exhibited, labelled, repacked, assembled, distributed and mixed with other merchandise without paying customs duty until merchandise is released from the zone. Deferred customs duties in the FTZs can contribute significantly to the profitability of the Multinational Firms (MNFs) that get involved in global supply chain activities. Thus, the utilisation of FTZs is believed to have a positive impact on export/import operations and the location decisions of MNFs ...


Isscm Graduating Cohort, 2010, Raj Soin College of Business, Wright State University 2010 Wright State University

Isscm Graduating Cohort, 2010, Raj Soin College Of Business, Wright State University

ISSCM Master Cohort Posters

Poster congratulating the 2010 Graduating Cohort from the Master of Information Systems and the Master of Science in Logistics and Supply Chain Management Programs.


Adopting A Cage-Free Production Policy For Animal Products In Brazil, 2010 WellBeing International

Adopting A Cage-Free Production Policy For Animal Products In Brazil

Agribusiness Reports

Farm animal welfare is becoming an important concern for governments, producers, and consumers worldwide. In particular, intensive confinement systems, such as battery cages and gestation crates, have been acknowledged as severely impairing to the physical comfort and expression of natural behaviors of animals. The European Union and select states in the United States have already passed bills eliminating these housing systems over the next several years. Numerous international retail and food production companies, including Burger King (North America), Smithfield Foods, and McDonald’s (Europe) are committed to gradually eliminating the use and sale of eggs and pork produced via intensive ...


Lululemon’S Commitment To The Environment: A Tangle Of Seaweed, Suppliers, And Social Responsibility, A. Erin Bass 2010 University of Nebraska at Omaha

Lululemon’S Commitment To The Environment: A Tangle Of Seaweed, Suppliers, And Social Responsibility, A. Erin Bass

Marketing and Management Faculty Proceedings & Presentations

It was the morning of Wednesday, November 14, 2007. The article on the front page of the New York Times Business Section read “‘Seaweed’ Clothing Has None, Tests Show.” The story asserted that one of Lululemon’s product lines, VitaSea, which purported to contain a seaweed fiber designed to release marine amino acids, minerals and vitamins into the skin upon contact with moisture, contained no such ingredient. Both Chip Wilson, Chairman and Founder of athletic wear retailer Lululemon, and Robert Meers, Lululemon’s CEO, were about to embark on their first damage-control mission since the company’s Initial Public Offering ...


Supply Chain Information And Relational Alignments: Mediators Of Edi On Firm Performance, Keah Choon Tan, Vijay R. Kannan, Chin-Chun Hsu, G. Keong Leong 2010 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Supply Chain Information And Relational Alignments: Mediators Of Edi On Firm Performance, Keah Choon Tan, Vijay R. Kannan, Chin-Chun Hsu, G. Keong Leong

Management Faculty Publications

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the effects of inter-organization information exchange on supply chain information and relational alignment. Drawing on literature on information systems, supply chain management, and logistics, the paper aims to present a multidimensional framework for considering electronic data interchange (EDI) adoption in supplier management and its effect on information and relational alignment. Design/methodology/approach: Theories drawn from resource-dependent and transaction cost economics, and the resource-based view of the firm were used to establish hypotheses. Structural equation modeling using survey data of manufacturing firms was used to test the hypotheses and research model ...


Understanding Mortality Rates Of Laying Hens In Cage-Free Egg Production Systems, 2010 WellBeing International

Understanding Mortality Rates Of Laying Hens In Cage-Free Egg Production Systems

Agribusiness Reports

In cage-free egg production systems, concerns have been raised over hen mortality rates. High mortality is an obvious indicator of poor welfare, and problems should be addressed without delay. It is important to note, however, that mortality can vary substantially between hen flocks, and that some cage-free systems have healthy flocks that do not suffer substantial death losses. These systems can serve as models for the rest of the industry, since mortality is not inherent to any particular system, but a consequence of how well the system is managed.


The Impact Of Animal Agriculture On The Environment And Climate Change In Brazil, 2010 WellBeing International

The Impact Of Animal Agriculture On The Environment And Climate Change In Brazil

Agribusiness Reports

The intensification of farm animal production in industrialized agricultural systems, or factory farms, compromises animal welfare and degrades the environment. Animal agriculture inefficiently consumes natural resources, contributes to deforestation, and produces immense quantities of animal waste, threatening water and air quality and contributing to climate change. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations estimated in 2006 that animal agriculture was responsible for 18% of global, anthropogenic, or humaninduced, greenhouse gas emissions and was ―by far the single largest anthropogenic user of land."


An Hsi Report: Adopting A Cage-Free Production Policy For Animal Products In Brazil, Humane Society International 2010 WellBeing International

An Hsi Report: Adopting A Cage-Free Production Policy For Animal Products In Brazil, Humane Society International

HSI REPORTS

Farm animal welfare is becoming an important concern for governments, producers, and consumers worldwide. In particular, intensive confinement systems, such as battery cages and gestation crates, have been acknowledged as severely impairing to the physical comfort and expression of natural behaviors of animals. The European Union and select states in the United States have already passed bills eliminating these housing systems over the next several years. Numerous international retail and food production companies, including Burger King (North America), Smithfield Foods, and McDonald’s (Europe) are committed to gradually eliminating the use and sale of eggs and pork produced via intensive ...


A Critical Review Of Electrical Water-Bath Stun Systems For Poultry Slaughter And Recent Developments In Alternative Technologies, Sara J. Shields, A. B. M. Raj 2010 University of Bristol

A Critical Review Of Electrical Water-Bath Stun Systems For Poultry Slaughter And Recent Developments In Alternative Technologies, Sara J. Shields, A. B. M. Raj

Agribusiness Collection

Prior to slaughter, most farmed birds move through a constant-voltage, multiple- bird, electrical water-bath stun system. Using this system subjects live birds to stressful and painful shackling, and the potential exists for them to receive prestun electric shocks and induction of seizures while still conscious. The existing elec- trical water-bath stunner settings, particularly those used in U.S. slaughter plants, are not necessarily based on sound scientific data that they produce a consistent, immediate stun, and research indicates that they are not effective in all birds. Further, in multiple-bird, electrical water-bath systems, birds may miss the stunner completely. Evidence suggests ...


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