Essays on Global Supply Chain Management - DHL Case Study

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The paper 'Global Supply Chain Management - DHL" is a good example of a management case study. Managing logistics processes in the supply chain need the company’ s managers to understand the drivers (managerial variables) which have to be addressed, given that they demonstrate how the processes of business could be successfully managed and designed across the supply chain. More importantly, the managers should understand the way through which key supply chain management mechanisms (specifically, integration and coordination) are interacting with the managerial variables; as a result, contributing to the finding of the drivers’ concrete impact on supply chain’ s logistics processes.

This report focuses on DHL, whereby the significance of tracing as well as tracking of shipments is deemed somehow high based on the customer service and crucial for efficient management of logistics networks. As a global company, At DHL, Research & Development (R& D) is utilised to facilitate the discovery of new knowledge regarding the new and existing services and processes. Importantly, R& D investment is crucially important not only for the firm’ s growth but also for its success and survival.

At DHL, R& D is a crucial determinant of the firm’ s long-run welfare’ and productivity. Advanced technology such as 3D printing can largely decrease complexity in logistics and allows the company to leverage on-demand logistical concepts. The objective of this report is to determine how DHL manages to create close coordination across the globe, how the company’ s distinctive R& D investments have to lead to increased revenues, the supply chain risks as well as the existing mitigation strategies, and how the company uses advanced technology means/tools to maintain the competitive advantage. Introduction International trade development is steered by international management and logistics as well as the global supply chain provision.

The global SCM's crucial objective is linking the distribution network, marketplace, manufacturing process, and also procurement activity in a manner that allows the customers to be serviced satisfactorily, yet at a reduced cost. Generally, this has resulted in a novel management breed within the computer-enabled literate environment that operates in the global infrastructure.

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