The paper "Qubе Logistic Маnаgеmеnt" is a great example of a Management Case Study. Logistics providers are third party handlers of goods or materials that are outsourced by customers for their logistical services for either the entire or part of the customer’ s management of supply chain functions. The provider usually runs a chain of integrated operations that can be hired either in – part or entirely from receiving, storing to transportation services. The services are usually either offered in a way that suits the needs of the customer. This means that they can be customized by being scaled up or down to suit a customer’ s requirements but in compliance with the prevailing conditions of the market and regulations that govern the delivery of respective products and materials.
In logistical management, providers may specialize in certain parts of the supply chain, for example, warehousing, raw material provider or transportation (Harrison & Hoek 2007, 13). In such a case the process comes to be known as Third Party Logistics System. However, services that go beyond the provision of logistics and operate such as to even integrate the different functions in the supply chain and its parts, the provider comes to be known as Third-party Supply Chain Management Provider (3PSCM). Overview By definition, the logistical provision would preferably bundle together or integrate all the functions and parts of the supply chain.
This becomes a high definition process that requires proper planning and collaboration between the provider and the customer. From the case of Qube holdings that is a logistics company, it can be learned that thirds-party logistical provision is of higher time and cost-effectiveness which most clients who want to get products through the supply chain so much need.
Qube as a company is regionally placed with significant logistical advice for clients and is as well globally linked and hence similar third party providers can be instrumental in safe initiation and completion of a supply chain (Sarkis 2006, 17). Above all, the company regularly upgrades its systems to meet the varying demands of consumers and hence saves most production companies and manufacturers the agony of having to regularly update their way of handling and distributing materials and products.
They may not have the time or resources to enable them acquire the necessary technologies and expertise as fast as is needed. As an elaborate industry, the provision of logistics will need a lot of planning and expert handling of issues as well as materials (Sarkis 2006, 17). This poses many challenges in the industry. This report will emphasize the difficulties that logistics networks face in light of Qube Holdings’ case and in the New South Wales context. It will also explore possible solutions to the problems and suggest using the NSW case the possible role of governments in streamlining logistics networks. Problems of Logistical networks in NSW The provision of logistics has become a necessary part of the supply chain because of the fact that there are obstacles and challenges that hinder the smooth flow of freight.
It would require logistics provision services since the flow of goods from manufacture to the market passes through a different process that has different challenges. As such, NSW is one country with a less than sufficient logistics network which makes it quite costly to get freight timely and efficiently to the end of the supply chain.
There are many problems with the logistical framework of NWS. However, most of the problems emanate from the fact that there is no sufficient infrastructure to allow the passage of goods, store or deliver hem in time (AUSTRALIAN ROAD RESEARCH BOARD 1992, 64). This makes transportation delivery and forwarding a time-consuming process. This report considers the problem of the lack of proper transportation networks in greater detail.
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Harrison, A., & Hoek, R. I. V. (2007). Logistics management and strategy. Harlow, Financial Times Prentice Hall.
Sarkis, J. (2006). Greening the supply chain. London, Springer.