Based on your reading for this week, provide a brief summary of one of the topics below: Five tools lean organizations commonly turn to in their pursuit of perfection Dimensions of quality Costs of quality Total productive maintenance Summarize your thoughts, including the importance of the topic in supply chain management, in an MS Word document. Your answer should be at least 500 words in length.
Creating a Logistics Plan for International Transport and Warehousing of Goods Strategic Logistics Management, Inc. (SLM) is a U.S.-based third party company whose primary business is to deliver logistics services. Currently, SLM manages several warehouses in Los Angeles and the New York/New Jersey area. SLM provides expertise in air and ocean shipping, customs clearance, forwarding, warehousing, and ground transportation. Over the past five years, SLM has built a successful logistics information system (LIS) that includes personnel, equipment, and technology. The decision-support systems included in the LIS are a transportation management system (TMS) and a warehouse management system (WMS). SLM employs experienced personnel in the United States to handle a wide range of logistics activities and provide customized logistics solutions and services. The company is considering expanding their global operations to provide the same range of services in Australia, including Imports: A network of offices and trade connections to support import consolidation, provide warehousing of goods prior to customs clearance, and manage import documentation for customs formalities. Door-to-door services: Cargo pickup from supplier locations and transportation of goods directly to the customer, as well as freight bookings with airlines and ocean lines to handle cargo exports from both the United States and Australia. Exports: Handling of various types of cargo exports by the ocean and by air, ensuring the timely movement of goods at the most competitive rates. Complete export documentation is provided. SLM is working to secure two contracts in Australia that will go into effect next year. The first contract is with Greer Wire Company in Melbourne, Australia, to transport two million pounds of stainless steel brushfire mesh used in protecting homes in bushfire prone areas. This cargo will be shipped to Los Angeles, California. The stainless steel wire mesh is supplied in five-meter rolls with an outside diameter of 500 mm, and each roll weighs 50 kg. The second contract is with Brooks Brothers, a clothing company located in New York City, for warehousing and transportation of clothing in various sizes of cardboard boxes that easily assemble in one unit load on a 48-inch by 40-inch pallet. The goods will be shipped from New York, New York, to Sydney, Australia. For the purpose of this assignment, you can make reasonable assumptions about the weight of the boxes. SLM will manage a rapid flow of goods to and from Australia. The proposed warehouses in Australia will be located in proximity to two large metropolitan areas, Sydney and Melbourne. In the first year of its operations in Australia, SLM plans to handle an average of 200 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs) of imports and exports between the United States and Australia every month. You are a Logistics Manager at SLM. As part of the companys goal to strengthen its competitiveness in the global marketplace, the CEO has asked you to design a logistics plan for the proposed warehouse operations in Australia and transportation of goods between Australia and the United States. In your report (allowing for reasonable assumptions when necessary), Select one of the two SLM contracts described above. Analyze the products physical properties, volume, and quantities to determine if the products shipment size is small (150 to 500 pounds) or a larger (consolidated) shipment (at least one TEU). Evaluate at least two modes of transportation that best support the organizations supply chain for shipping the product from one country to another, door-to-door, in a multimodal shipment. Explain your reasoning. Identify the type of warehouses that SLM should employ in Australia to ensure a rapid movement of goods. Recommend either public, private, or contract warehousing and explain how your recommendation supports SLMs supply chain management. List and describe the necessary commercial, banking, and shipping documents that comply with export and import procedures in the United States. These may include a commercial invoice, certificate of origin, shippers export declaration, shippers letter of instruction, bill of lading, freight bill, and letter of credit. Determine the appropriate Incoterms® 2010 rule, depending on the shipment mode and buyers and sellers responsibilities. Select a process (Lean, Six Sigma, Just-in-Time, or Kanban) and explain how the process can be implemented to ensure effective and efficient warehouse operations techniques are in place that supports the companys supply chain design. List a minimum of four additional budget line items in the table below with a rationale to ensure smooth warehouse operations in Australia. Support your rationale by including various logistics activity measures, cost drivers, profit models, and the role of inventory and how they influence SLMs financial outcomes. Budget line item Rationale Shipment consolidation Cost savings management Warehouse safety and security Efficient and safe warehouse operations Software implementation Order management, customer relationship management, and load-planning for a truck trailer. The Final Paper Must be 2,400 to 3,000 words (not including title and references pages), double-spaced, and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.). Contextual (Level One) headings must be used to organize your paper and your thoughts. Must include a title page with the following: Title of paper Students name Course name and number Instructors name Date submitted Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought. Must include and integrate supporting information and reasoning from at least five scholarly, peer-reviewed, or other credible business sources in addition to the course text (see Ashford Writing Centers Integrating Research (Links to an external site.) for assistance). The Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.) table offer additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment. Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.). Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Use the discussion board to argue in favor or against carbon offsets as a method to reduce greenhouse effects. Discuss this topic with the aid of periodical publications, scientific research publications, or other library material. If you have experience directly with either carbon offsets or cap and trade, offer your experience in the discussion. Build on each others discussion points. Use this discussion as if you were in a brick and mortar classroom situation. Discussion Board Resources Liu, W., & Li, H. (2011). Improving energy consumption structure: A comprehensive assessment of fossil energy subsidies reform in China. Energy Policy, 39, 4134-4143. APUS Library URL: https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy1.apus.edu/docview/1432908446?pq-origsite=summon
Go through the scenario. Your task is to determine which procurement strategy is best for the company. Choose a solution and in one paragraph make a clear and specific recommendation based on the readings in the class so far. In a second paragraph, describe how the company can implement your recommendation. Write your recommendation/implementation in third person. Include a cover page. At the end, discuss the questions that are presented below. Answer the following questions: What did you find challenging in completing the scenario? How do strategic alliances impact procurement outsourcing strategies ? Provide your response by uploading a Word document using this format: Recommendation Implementation SCENERIO: YOU ARE THE SUPPLY MANAGER FOR WONDERFUL WIDGETS. THE COMPANY CAN PROCURE ITS WIDGET PARTS FROM VARIOUS SUPPLIERS OR USE ITS CURRENT EQUIPMENT, FACILITY, LAYOUT, AND MATERIALS TO PRODUCE THE COMPONENT IN HOUSE. PROBLEM: AS THE SUPPLY MANAGERE YOU SEE THE OPERATIONAL COST INCREASE EACH MONTH,. YOU NEED TO REDUCE THERE COSTS AND STREAMLINE PROCESSES BEFORE THE END OF THE QUARTER. COORPORATE WILL SEE THESE COST ON THE QUARTERLY REPORTS. YOU NEED TO BE PROACTIVE. DECISION: OUTSOUCE MINIMIZE TOTAL LANDING COST
Write a formal deductive essay, 1-2 pages long, based on the subject of critical thinking, logic, and rhetoric. Topic: Has the third party in American national politics been historically unsuccessful in elections? If so, why? If not, why not? Include a title page and reference page, but exclude table of contents. Page count does not include either the title page or the reference page. Use at least 2 but no more than 5 references with at least 1 reference from an academic journal article (use the Touro library databases).
This project provides a project scenario to complete via an Excel spreadsheet. Includes two data sets and questions to answer for both data sets. This project requires you to use several analytical tools to arrange, display and analyze data. Directions Download and review the following files: Project Excel file for completing this project: LG415_Course_Project.xlsxPreview the document Additional project information you will need to know in order to create the charts and perform the analyses correctly: LG415_Project_Additional_Info.docxPreview the document Review the following for more information about creating X-bar and R and S Control Charts in Excel: How to Create X and R Charts in Excel (Links to an external site.) Shewhart X-bar and R and S Control Charts (Links to an external site.) Read the following scenario to begin and complete the steps below. Scenario You are the Quality Manager for Widgets, Inc. You have just won a contract to produce a specialized widget that the customer requires a very tight specification limit. This widget is to be 5.50 in length, plus or minus .50. This gives the total specification limit of 5.00 to 6.00. You have set up the production line to produce a test run of the widgets (Data Set 1). The sample size consists of a total of 20 samples per run, with a total of four (4) runs. A total of 80 samples will be used to determine if the process is capable of producing the widgets within specification. Due to the specifications of the customer, and the setup of the manufacturing processes, the systematic random sampling technique was used to ensure that samples from each run were collected at the same point in time on different days. This provides the basis for the X-bar chart to group the sample from each run into logical subgroups. Perform the following for: Data Set 1 Date Set 2 X-Bar Charts Requirements Calculate the subgroup mean for each numbered sample Calculate the grand mean and standard deviation of the subgroup samples Calculate the UCL and LCL of the grouped samples Create the X-bar chart Provide detailed analysis of the X-bar chart IM Chart Requirements To ensure that the process in actually producing individual widgets within specification limits, you have decided to use an Individual Measurement chart that will plot each of the 80 samples against a calculated UCL and LCL, as well as plotting the data against the customer specification limits. Stack the sample data (place the run data into a single column. Run 1 first, Run 2 second, etc) Using the Data Analysis Toolpak, create the Descriptive Statistics for the stacked data Using the Descriptive Statistics output, calculate the UCL and LCL Create the IM chart using the calculated UCL and LCL Recopy the stacked data, and enter the customer specification limits Create the IM chart of the sample data against the customer specifications Provide a detailed analysis of both IM charts Answer Questions for Data Sets Answer the questions on the Questions DS 1 or DS 2 tab on the spreadsheet, and follow the instructions.
Instructions: The underlying theme from this course is a deceivingly simple question: What can we reasonably expect from the criminal justice system in terms of crime control and crime prevention? To answer this question, we have discussed a variety of ways in which the criminal justice system intends to reduce crime. Your paper should include a detailed review and discussion of empirical studies that have assessed the policys effectiveness. In a nutshell, select a policy and discuss its overall effectiveness. Keep in mind that effectiveness is based on various factors in addition to crime reduction such as overall costs, practicality, and generalizability. The conclusion of your paper should include an educated assessment of whether this policy should be widely utilized and funded by the government.
Some issues to ponder when thinking about the interface between the film you watched in module 1 and the material presented in Chapter 1 of Howell and Griffiths. Think about the following questions as you begin to explore your own perceptions of where gangs come from and the level of threat they pose to society! 1. What are some of the differences and similarities between todays street gangs when compared to gangs at the end of the 19th Century and beginning of the 20th century? 2. What conditions in New York City gave rise to street gangs in the 19th century? What types of conditions foster gang proliferation today? How are these conditions similar or different? 3. What were the conditions in the West that fostered the growth of Asian and Hispanic Gangs? 4. What conditions today are factors in the persistence of street gangs across the nation? 5. Are street gangs the only menace that presents challenges for public safety in this nation? You have to use the book: Howell, James C and Griffiths, Elizabeth (2019) gangs in Americas communities (3rd edition) sage publications
With reference to a particular business case: Describe logistics functions and identify the key drivers of logistics outsourcing in the context of your chosen organisation? Explain and discuss the benefits and challenges, as well as any strengths and weaknesses, of the Logistics outsourcing approaches in the context of your chosen organisation and propose an appropriate approach to enhance the competitive advantages of your chosen organisation