Essays on Logistics and Supply Chain Management Practices Coursework

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The paper "Logistics and Supply Chain Management Practices" is a great example of management coursework.   The past 20th century indeed witnessed considerable supply chain expansions both locally and internationally. There is no dispute that logistics and supply chain practices play a key role in many businesses and have remained a pillar in a majority of businesses where the significance is felt far and wide. Throughout the world, businesses are becoming more and more reliant on the practices of logistics and supply chain to be in the same pace with the increasing demands of the world’ s economy.

While logistics put into emphasis the flow of goods from where that originates to the point of consumption, supply chain practices basically stress the relationship between customers and suppliers through wholesalers, distributors and retailers. Using a flow of information and logistics activities that satisfy the customers and properly implementing better supply chain practices, there is compelling evidence that businesses create value and earn themselves a competitive advantage over others. While matters regarding logistics and supply chain practices have motivated not only practitioners but also academic interest, the value of a critical analysis of the literature pertaining to logistics and supply chain practices remains fundamental and indispensable.

In light of this, this particular paper offers a critical analysis while putting into focus the practices of logistics and supply chain practices and the literature pertaining to them. In the first part (part A), the paper provides a critical analysis of the recent literature review in logistics and supply chain management practices. However, in the next part (Part B), this paper critically analyses a journal titled “ Relationships between quality of information sharing and supply chain food quality in the Australian beef processing industry” by Ming Juan Ding, Ferry Jie, Kevin A Parton and Margaret Matanda. Part A A variety of subject literature has significantly contributed to the work pertaining to logistics and supply chain management practices from various perspectives.

However, a look at the literature review pertaining to some of the supply chain practices occasionally highlights the need for more rigorous research. Thus, developing an analysis of a literature review from a critical perspective becomes inevitable.  


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Ding, M. et al, 2014, “Relationships between quality of information sharing and supply chain food quality in the Australian beef processing industry.” International Journal of Logistics Management. 2, p.25.

Jie, F. & Parton, K.,2009, “The need for improved skills in the Australian meat industry”,

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Kwon, S. et al, 2009, “The Purchasing Performance of Organizations Using e-Marketplaces.” British Journal of Management. 20, 106-124.

Li, S. et al, 2005, “Development and validation of a measurement instrument for studying supply chain management practices”, Journal of Operations Management, Vol. 23 No. 6, pp. 618-641.

Melville, N & Ramirez, R., 2008, “Information technology innovation diffusion: an information requirements paradigm.” Information Systems Journal. 18, 247-273.

Mena, C. et al, 2009, “A comparison of inter- and intra-organizational relationships: two case studies from UK food and drink industry”, International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, Vol. 39 No. 9, pp. 762-784.

Neureuther, B. & Kenyon, G., 2008, “The Impact of Information Technologies on the US Beef Industry's Supply Chain.” International Journal of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management. 1, 48-65

Park, A. et al, 2013, “Supply Chain Perspectives and Issues: A Literature Review” Fung Gobal Institute and World Trade Organization.

Philip, L. & Cesar R., 2008, “Building collaborative agri-food supply chains: The challenge of relationship development in the Scottish red meat chain.” British Food Journal. 110, 395-411.

Shepherd, C. & Gunter, H., 2006, “Measuring supply chain performance: current research and future directions”, International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management,Vol. 55 Nos 3/4, pp. 242-158.

Wang, Y. & Lalwani, C.,2007, “Using e-business to enable customised logistics sustainability”,The International Journal of Logistics Management, Vol. 18 No. 3, pp. 402-419.

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