Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Part 1 – Introduction to Logistics – 24 hours

Write 500–700 word paper that responds to the following:

Identify at least 2 of the typical criteria used when making new location decisions. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas:

  • Describe and list at least 2 specific criteria to use.
  • Explain the logic of why each criterion should be important.
  • On a relative scale of importance, assign a high, medium, or low weight to each of the criteria.

Provide a minimum of 2 references from external research (use APA formatting).

Part 2 -Supply Chains – 48 hours

Write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments.
Provide a definition of 3-4 of the techniques listed below, in your own terms. Within the definition, provide an example of a real company or industry that uses the logistics technique.

  1. Distribution center
  2. Public warehouse
  3. Third-party logistics
  4. Common carrier
  5. Dedicated private fleet
  6. Backhauls
  7. Deadheading
  8. Freight equalization

Provide citations and references to support your information.