Centralized Logistics Case Study

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The activities within a firm it depends on how many number of factors and location of customers, organization's size, number and location of warehouses, and transportation matters.
4.2
Fragmented logistics structure is a framework where all the activities are managed in a multiple departments while the unified logistics activities are managed in a single department.
4.3
Centralized logistics organization is centered at a main office in a place.
Decentralized logistics has many offices in many nations to discuss and make decisions.
4.4 Describe the hierarchical and matrix organizational design.
In a hierarchical organization, decision making, and communication often controlled, directed, or organized from the top. Hierarchical organization
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This organizational design allows the managers to be responsive with what a customer wants and needs. The matrix design are more expensive than the hierarchical and this is because, in the matrix organizational design, more managerial-level employees are necessary.
4.5 From a logistics perspective, how is network organizational design manifested in terms of relevancy, responsiveness, and flexibility? Relevancy means satiating emerging concurrent customer needs and it can be expedited when the benefits are mutual. The connection and good relation with the customer can give a better understanding of customer wants and needs. Responsiveness shows the extent to which a business can fit in the wish and needs of the unique customer requests. It can be attained when the correct decision makers are delivered with both the authority and relevant information for addressing unique requests. Flexibility can be defined as the ability of a business to address.
4.6 Define what is meant by productivity and discuss the ways in which productivity can be
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commercial airports. The TSA also plays a number of roles with respect to freight security, such as using dogs to screen airfreight. In addition, the TSA was responsible for developing a Transportation Worker Identic cation Credential (TWIC), which is a common credential to identify workers across all modes of transportation.
4.18 In what ways is the legislation requiring 100 percent scanning of U.S.-bound containers likely to be disruptive to international trade?
Many nondomestic ports currently do not have the technology required to scan containers. These ports would have to acquire and install the relevant scanning technology (which is quite expensive), discontinue sending containers to the United States, or route containers through other nondomestic ports that are equipped with the relevant technology.
4.19 Discuss the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism

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