Essays on Logistics and Supply Chain Practices Coursework

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The paper "Logistics and Supply Chain Practices" is a great example of management coursework.   The global market competition strategy and landscape is changing in the market. In this regard, organisations and industry stakeholders have been required to develop competitive edges in order to retain market controls and success in the long run. One such applied aspect is the use of sustainable and improved logistics and supply chain management. As such, as Munson (2013, p. 25) noted, the modern-day supply chain management aspects have incorporated new aspects to align the operations with the current status.

This analysis evaluates some of the key supply chain aspects such as continuous improvement, strategic supplier relationships, customer relations as well as agile supply chain. Continuous Improvement The concept of continuous improvement involves the process of developing and enhancing improvements in organizations systems. Currently, as Shukla (1996, p. 215) argued, organisations are faced with increased global competition challenges. In this regard, they are faced with the need and the responsibility of developing systems that reduce the overall costs while increasing returns. Therefore, the process of continuous improvement is based on developing and increasing the overall operational efficiencies in the market.

This can be illustrated by the evaluation study conducted by Fryer, Antony, and Douglas (2007). The authors evaluated the concept and the role of continuous improvement in both the public sector as well as the manufacturing industry. In this review, the evaluation established that although the two industries have different objectives in the market, the role of continuous improvement in both markets cannot be underscored. However, it established that both industries have different critical factors that necessitate continuous improvement (p. 503).

On one hand, the evaluation establishes that the public sector relies on the need to establish efficiency in the market and the need to deliver increased service quality to society.  

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