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    Article Overview With deregulation of the shipping industry, companies began to calculate their own base rates for transportation of goods. Distance of transport is a major portion included as part of the transportation equation, but aspects such as weight, shape, fragility, and type, are also taken into consideration when determining a rate. With this in mind, we must note that the lowest cost may not always be the best deal when it comes to shipping, One specific that must be identified in determining rates charged is the classification. A generic system has been established by The National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) system that categorizes goods into eighteen groupings made by weight. The classifications help determine pricing,…

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    were one of the earliest forms of transportation that had a significant effect on trading. As the country became more industrialized however, fewer products were carried on ships because other modes of transportation grew in popularity. Today, most commercial goods are carried throughout the United States in freight trains, semi-trucks, and cargo planes. Despite recent favor directed towards other methods of transport, there could be a resurgence in popularity of shipping products by sea in…

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    planning at the final seconds of shipment. The article that is being reviewed addresses some of the issues with the different modes of operation in the shipping industry, which are industrial, liner, and tramp shipping. In industrial shipping the company that owns the cargo also owns the ships, and the goal is to transport the cargo and minimum cost. In tramp shipping ships perform transportation task in order to maximize profit, this can be compared to a taxi system. In liner shipping, ships…

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    2000’s would have to wait almost seven days for their order to arrive to their home, today amazon.com provide next day shipping to a large percentage of its customers. Amazon didn’t just settle for next day shipping, they want their customers to receive the item they ordered even faster, and now they are on the verge of using drones to deliver items to customers within 30 minutes of placing an order. Amazon is doing this through their prime air service, “ Prime Air is a future delivery service…

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    door to door delivery, express services, and many others (Logistics Mode, 2014). Import and export shipment allows people to ship or receive goods in other parts of the world. Door to door delivery gives people the benefit of having their packages delivered right to their doorsteps. Some companies, however, will charge a fee for this. If they do, then the package can always be picked up at the local post office and then that extra fee will not be added. Having goods shipped is in a hurry is…

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    as a self-driving truck would going forty-five for twenty-four hours. This does not include, of course, meals eaten, gas stops, and other breaks taken during the day that are necessary for a human driver. These same automated trucks could even further save money by streamlining their trucks in a bumper to bumper line down the high way. By collaborating truck schedules with other companies, self-driving trucks could all become streamlined and ultra-efficient. These trucks will save most of what…

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    Both signs would cost $49.98 including shipping and handling and would take 5-7 business days to be delivered. It would take an hour to install both signs (1 x $7.25 + $49.98 = $57.23). The best part is that the signs are made out of glass, so you can see through them. They won’t be in the way of the customers. This helps alleviate where people need to go, but doesn’t completely solve the line problem. In addition to those, we could train a host/hostess to help people maneuver around the…

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    engaged in trade routes as far away as India (Mark). The long-distance trade, achieved through the development of shipping, fueled the growth of this entire region. Metals, grains, and other valuable resources from UR were primarily shipped using river barges…

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    days on which new products will be introduced. Customers will know that they can visit on specific days to find great deals or new products. • Customize your offerings. If you know a customer 's birthday, send an electronic card that includes a special offer that is only valid on that date. If you know his shirt size and style preference, notify him when you receive a new shipment of shirts that meet the proper criteria. If you know that the customer has young children at home, send a…

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    Kegworks: A Case Study

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    risks that David talked about that have happened overseas is the quality of the items being shipped over, but this wasn’t common. Their manufacturers have backed up the product that wasn’t to the quality standard that Kegworks wanted, so they refunded the money to them or remaking and shipping at their cost. In the end it’s a loss to Kegworks because of the added time that they have to wait for the new product to come. The time having to wait for the product to come over causes Kegworks to keep…

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