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Good post. In reading your post and Ken's response I know have a betterunderstanding of logistic management. I too thought about UPS and how theyget packages too and from but I think what you were actually meaning is thatthey are a large part of logistic management for companies using them to movetheir merchandise. I looked up the new fad in Vegas instead of calling a taxi fortransportation and that is Uper Transportation. Their use of logisticmanagement would be the drivers, the computer system used to link peoplewith drivers, the cars owned by the drivers and the drivers are all part of theirlogistic management.;vegas&utm_source=Bing_Brand&utm_campaign=search|c|driver|lasvegas|country1|city15|keyword_uber|matchtype_e|ad_9682466644|campaign_brand|group_uberb046454ebbf037ccfd48ed3fLinLinda Newill
3/6/2016Collection – MBA675T303 Operations & Logistics in the (...;29/31(Post is Read)Thread:Peoples Question #2Post:RE: Peoples Question #2Author:Posted Date:February 8, 2016 11:48 PMStatus:Published(Post is Read)I also saw a recent article on the logistics provided by Union Pacific that wasinteresting. They have specific departments for automotive, chemicals, coal, andmore that deal with logistics operation for those very complicated industries.Kenneth PeoplesThread:Q15: Minimize Bullwhip EffectPost:Q15: Minimize Bullwhip EffectAuthor:Posted Date:February 6, 2016 10:14 PMStatus:Published15.What would you recommend for addressing and minimizing the bullwhipeffect?Illustrate how this would have a positive impact in minimizing thebullwhip effect.According to our Pearson's text there are many ways that the bullwhip effect(the fact that consumers may overbuy a commodity even when they have noneed for it at that time) in a business can be reduced. Bullwhip is difficult topredict and can lead to depleted stores of goods that negatively impact abusinesses ability to provide adequate goods. The following are the items thatthe book highlights as ways to reduce the bullwhip and how each can helpspecifically:Strategic alignment: simply ensuring all relevant members of the company are on boardand aware of the plan. This helps to reduce mistakes and the amount of time that mustbe taken to explain the processes or fix mistakes in the supply chain if groups aremisaligned.Upstream/downstream supply chain integration: this is simply communication down andup the supply chain to help the business understand when and if spikes in demand arecoming and also let the customers have realistic expectations of supply and products.Visibility: tracking of orders and real information on purchases that can be given tosuppliers helps the company understand the product purchase amount and lets thesupplier's see and understand the actual demand for such purchases.