Meachers Global Logistics Analysis

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Generally, the world is evaluated into the globalization which mean increasing freedom and opportunity for people to communication and trading with other nations. However, it is more complicated and expensive for the small and medium company to manage their own logistics and warehouse, so they used the outsource companies which expertise in the logistics field to manage it, this is the reason why the third-party logistics (3PL) company to play a major role in this field (Marasco, 2008, p. 135). This essay will focus on analysis and discussion the operations of the Meachers Global Logistics Company, which is one of the 3PL leading company in the UK and located in Southampton (Meachers, n.d.). Meachers was founded by the Meacher family in 1958. …show more content…
Meachers has processed their warehouse by using both of IT system and planning technique (UK Warehousing, 2015). For the overall of the warehouse IT system, Meachers based on the warehouse management system (WMS) (Whittle & Betteridge, 2015) which the database system that use to keep all warehouse transactions (Shiau & Lee, 2010, p. 382). Meachers customers can login online into WMS to access the stock recorder for manage and see their inventory balances. Furthermore, WMS can supporting the barcode system which is the technology that Meachers using to manage and keep detail of the products, for example the Carnival is the main customer of Meachers which using the barcode to tracking all of their product (Whittle, 2015), and two main advantages of this system are avoid the human errors and improve the efficiency of warehouse management (Sun, 2009, p. 733). Whittle (2015) confirmed that barcode technology is good enough for their customers, and I agree with him because the new technology call radio frequency identification (RFID) is more expensive and not appropriate for short term products (Kim, Yang, & Kim, 2008, p. …show more content…
The advantages of using the Meachers are easy and save. The company provided full range of service for warehouse and logistics management, so it easier for customer who want to import and export can use as one-stop service and save because they have the Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) and Hazardous goods (ADR) certificate, so they can send every types of products and have some privilege at the customs that mean the company can received or deliver quicker than other non-certificate company. However, I think Meachers can improve some of their operation to increasing the services efficiency such as way to arrange their warehouse space, and using more IT system to support their decision making about routing and other problem. Therefore, if the Meacher can improve all of their process, it will increase their services efficiency and reduce their management

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