Logistic Management in the shipment of product from Japan to Northern TerritoryIntroduction: The industrial age has brought about with it a growth in the market system and in the economy of the world. Trade has always been an important part of the production and market system of all nation states. This has thus led to the development of an arrangement that looks for the easy movement of goods from region to region. This has become of greater significance in the 21st century with the emergence of the global market where there has been observed a collapse of the barriers created by states to protect the domestic market and investors.
Thus, logistics has arrived in a very important way in the functioning of the world economic order. The meaning of Logistic management is the transfer and movement of goods. Logistics is basically the flow of various factors such as goods, information, energy and people from one point to another (Baziotopoulos 2008). The point where it starts is the point of origin and the end point is called the point of consumption. Logistic management is a part of the supply chain management or the production management that deals with the organizing and controlling the flow and storage of goods and services, and also takes into account the related information that is used in the production process, which flows from one point to another, and also looks into the reverse movement of the same.
It looks into the effective movement of the goods and services from one point to another to assist production in an economic and efficient method. Today the transfer of information has become an important service which is transported through logistic management, and this has led to the development of software development to assist the process.
In the following report there shall be a detailed study conducted on the existing logistic management system that exists in the shipping industry that helps carry out trade between Japan and the Northern Territories. Aspects of Logistics and the area of influence in the case study: Logistics, as mentioned above deals with the management and flow of goods, services and even people from one region to another.
It thus includes the aspects of integration of the all the data and information that is available, the transportation of the goods and services, the storage of the material, the handling of these goods and transportation material, the packaging and at times it even looks into the security aspects of the operation. In the following report the logistic aspects of the Japanese shipping industry will be looked into. In the current report there shall a detailed study on the shipping that is carried out between Japan and Northern Territory.
Both the territories are surrounded by water, and thus shipping becomes an important method through which trade can be conducted. The two areas are divided by the waters of the Pacific Ocean. The only two methods through which trade between the two can be conducted is through shipping and airways, and since both areas have a large and extensive coastlines, thus making a more practical choice. Japan is today the leading trading partner in the area, and the trade between the two can be traced back to the 1960s (The Age 1972).
The trade that is carried out between the two countries includes both export and import by both regions. In 2004, the total amount of goods exported to the Northern Territories by Japan amounted to 25.6 billion Australian dollars, while the amount that was imported from the area amounted to 18.7 billion Australian dollars. The two way trade thus amounts to almost 44.3 billion Australian dollars. The chief exports that are conducted by Japan to the region are passenger motor vehicles, transport motor vehicles, civil engineering equipment, motor vehicle parts, sound and video recorders, etc.
The country of Japan is lacking in natural resources and thus the chief imports from the northern territory are agricultural imports and natural resources. These include coal, beef, iron ore, aluminum, wood chips, manganese and other natural resources (Sydney Morning Herald).