1. Select one topic from the Learning Objectives in this lesson and research an outside article from a scholarly source that provides insight or additional information on the topic. You must state the learning objective, and provide insight or additional information that you found in the outside source.
2 The following are the preferred but not required sources and available through the Hobby Memorial Library. You should use peer-reviewed, scholarly sources and avoid popular trade sources
- Journal of Operations Management
- Journal of Supply Chain Management
- Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management
- Journal of Transport and Supply Chain Management
- International Journal of Logistics: Research & Applications
3. The paper should be at least 250 words structured as follows:
- Learning objective State learning objective from the lesson addressed in the article (see below objectives)
- Summary of the article. Summarize the article by stating the main points in your own words in a few complete sentences DO NOT include your analysis in the summary section of the report. A summary includes only information that is contained in the article–it is not an essay.
- Analysis Answer the question: “Does this article support or contradict the text?” Substantiate your answers with quotations and paraphrases from the text and give the parenthetical citation in APA format. Do not cite a broad range of pages as the source for the answer.
- Relation to your experience or observation. Compare and contrast your experience with the conclusions in the text or the researched article. Your relevant experience or observation may include either a prior job or as a consumer of goods and services.
- Reference Properly formatted APA referenc
When you successfully complete this lesson, you will be able to:
- Identify the motivations for a business to participate in the global market.
- Explain the motivation of sales to other markets.
- Discuss the concepts of diversification and reduced risk.
- Discuss the avoidance of changing domestic conditions
- Describe access to lower cost structures.
- Identify additional motivations beyond the traditional.
- Describe global money flows.
- Discuss management commitment.
- Summarize product experience-understand your competitive advantage.
- Discuss cash flow considerations.
- Discuss capacity and capability for different sectors.
- Describe why harmonized codes are needed and how the system works.
- Locate the correct harmonized code.
EXAMPLE 1 – Grade A pape
Distinguish between procurement logistics, production logistics, and distribution logistics.
Summary of the Article
Straka (2017) examined the history of the development logistics with particular emphasis on distribution logistics. The article noted that the term logistics originated during the Byzantine Empire around 900 and until the twentieth century was principally focused on military matters. In more recent times, logistics begin to be recognized as an economic theory that was concerned with the flow of materials from planning, management, implementation, and control. Straka defines logistics as “a summary of all activities for comprehensive management and implementation of material flow in the manufacturing processes and circulations of goods.” Logistics can be understood as a hierarchy where macro logistics is the overall network or chain, metalogistics is regional activities, micrologistics is at the firm level, and nanologistics the specific technological processes. Distribution logistics is seen as a part of micrologistics. It provides a range of solutions for distribution systems for companies, including warehouses and distribution centers, storing materials, optimizing distribution systems, and optimizing information, including expert systems to facilitate distribution activities. Distribution logistics includes all fiscal, organizational, and informational links between the output of the manufacturer and the consumer either through a store or a delivery point (Straka, 2017).
The article generally supports the text. Gleissner and Femerling (2012) provide greater detail on the development logistics and during the twentieth century. The text discusses logistics around service elements of information services, core services, and additional services. The article defines the term nanologistics, which is not included in the book; however, the text discusses information systems. The book provides a clear delineation of the range of functions within logistics and breaks these functions into the categories of procurement, production, distribution, and disposal logistics.
Relation to personal experience or observation
At Central Texas College, anytime a program is proposed, and before the content is developed, it is necessary to gain the approval of the Curriculum Committee. I had been asked by the administration to create a proposal for a logistics program. Although I had worked as a warehouse manager and owned a retail store as well as having extensive systems implementation experience in the field, I did not have a strong academic, theoretical background in supply chain management. When I appeared before the committee to present the program, one of the first questions I was asked: “What is the difference between logistics and supply chain management.” My answer was apparently adequate becaxt material in this article on defining logistics and supply chain management, I would probably have sounded smarter, answering the committee. I find it is easy to explain what I do from day to day, but a lot harder to explain how it fits into the big picture.
The realization that I did not have the academic background has led me to pursue a Doctor of Business Administration in supply chain management. I am almost finished with the academic coursework and plan on starting my dissertation in January 2021.
Straka, M. (2017). The position of distribution logistics in the logistic system of an enterprise. Acta Logistica, 4(2), 23-26. doi:http://dx.doi.org.ezproxy.liberty.edu/10.22306/al.v4i2.5
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