The paper "Feasibility Study for UK Logistics" is a great example of a case study on management. As a company the operates in England, Scotland, and Wales, UK Logistics (UKL) has already registered effective logistic management channels in its current market specifically in handling logistic operations in the fashion industry. Whether to expand into other markets, which include the larger UK market, China and India, and whether to delve into other logistic services (most especially in handling meat and dairy products logistic operations) however depends on whether the new line of businesses would be: technically feasible; possible within the provided budget; and profitable for UKL.
This feasibility is intended to help UKL look at the “ bigger picture” into the proposed expansion, and by so doing, the company will be able to decide whether indeed the new ventures will be worthwhile or not. Considerations that UKL needs to makeTo start with, it is important to recognize that either of the proposed expansions (i. e. in apparel logistic management or in meat and dairy products logistics management) would require UKL to enter new markets and make new investments.
In the case of apparel, UKL would need to manage logistics for its clients in the three new markets namely India, China, and larger Europe. Should UKL consider managing the meat and dairy products logistics, it would need to start operating in Romania and facilitating the supply of the products to retail outlets across the UK. Considering the perishable nature of the meat and dairy products, UKL would need to invest in cold chain technology, which according to Rodrigue and Notteboom (2013), ensures that the products are transported in controlled temperatures for purposes of maintaining the integrity of the products.
Additionally, UKL would need to adopt a new method of logistical planning in handling the meat and dairy products as suggested by Genresenbet and Bosona (2012), and which would be different from what the company currently uses in apparel-related logistics. As UKL may have established in its current business managing apparel logistics, logistics services include physical activities such as transport and storage, non-physical activities such as supply chain design, freight negotiations, and the selection of contractors as suggested by Tseng, Yue and Taylor (2005, p.
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